Posted by Bill Sanderson on Sep 25, 2019
On September 25th Dr. Paul Chafetz spoke about the tensions and pitfalls which can exist between adult children and their aging parents. 
On September 25th Dr. Paul Chafetz spoke about the tensions and pitfalls which can exist between adult children and their aging parents. He has over 30 years of counseling experience with the transitions that take place as children are required to take over functions previously performed by a parent including management of finances and taking care of medical and housing needs. Observing the conflicts which can arise in such an environment he provided pointers on how an adult child can ameliorate such clashes. Dr. Chafetz has written a book based on his experiences and the ways  for dealing with a difficult parent- "Loving Hard to Love Parents: A Handbook for Adult Children of Difficult Older Parents." Some good insights  for those who are or soon will be a caregiving child and perhaps some good ways for those of us who are older to avoid attitudes and habits which might make it hard to be loveable.