In this section, Nana helps Adult Children explore the changing roles when they take on the role of parenting their parents. A typical family consists of usually three generations: The Parents or in this case, Seniors; the Adult Children; and the Grandchildren.
Upon retirement, each group may be functioning independently or the Adult Children are still caring for their children. There is generally continued interaction between the three generations, but for the most part, they are leading individual lives, focused on their own needs, wants, and interests.
But as the Parents/Seniors continue to age, their needs for assistance increases and they turn to their children for help in various areas. Exploring the ramifications that Seniors make after retirement is done here to minimize the strain and stresses on each generation. No matter the decisions that each generation makes, there are challenges to be faced. Here a number of those challenges are faced with bits of help to deal with each area of challenge.
[caption id="attachment_1890" align="alignleft" width="200"] Nana writes a letter to adult children[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1906" align="alignleft" width="200"] When it's time to talk with aging parents, what do you say?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1905" align="alignleft" width="200"] Parenting your parents?
Suddenly you need to face the crazy challenge of Parenting Your Parents[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1902" align="alignleft" width="200"] Memories haunt you when you have to face your parents moving[/caption]