The thought of having a conversation with aging parents about matters such as finances, legal issues, and even driving can feel very uncomfortable. However, if they have not initiated the topic, perhaps you need to start the conversation and there are ways to make it more palatable for all involved. Following is an article entitled Seven Tips to Help Boomer Children Communicate with Their Aging Parents that has some good tips on how to communicate. Read Article
About the Author
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Dr. Jane Toler specializes in counseling individuals, couples, and families. She has navigated the caregiver journey in her own family, with clients, and with members of the group she facilitated, Caring for the Caregiver.
Dr. Toler earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from The University of North Texas and M.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been in the mental health field since 1996. She has volunteered at the Suicide and Crisis Center in Dallas and is an affiliate of the Stepfamily Association of America, now known as the National Stepfamily Resource Center.