As more adults are having children later in life and life expectancy continues to increase, we see more adults who find themselves in the “sandwich generation.” Caring for your own children and your aging parents is a challenging stage of life. Women in the sandwich generation often try to do it all by attempting to
The idea of grief is typically associated with death. However, for the individual caring for an elderly parent, grief may strike earlier than expected. When the parent-child roles suddenly shift to the child caring for a parent, there can be a sense of loss for the relationship that use to be. The caregiver may experience
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has a definitive neurobiological basis. This is an important concept to understand, because many individuals with ADHD who have not been diagnosed, or who have never had this explained, may feel that they are lazy or irresponsible, rather than understanding that there is a physical basis for their struggles. So
Every relationship is a unique system and operating as a whole can be challenging. This holds true for romantic relationships, family systems, friendships and even interactions within the workplace. When someone within the relationship faces additional challenges such as living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can cause stress, frustration and lead to conflict.
When you think of codependent relationships you might first think of romantic relationships. However, codependency frequently occurs within family systems and can be difficult to detect. Part of the difficulty stems from the naturally occurring caregiver-care receiver roles between parents and children. A parent might view their involvement in their child’s life as being engaged
The word independence can mean different things to different people. If you look up the definition of independence (the state of being independent) in the Merriam-Webster dictionary you will find the following: : not dependent: as a (1) : not subject to control by others … b (1) : not requiring or relying on something
Last week, I encouraged you to identify your goals. Do your goals seem to be repetitive throughout your life? Lose weight, save money, take more vacations, spend more time with the family, stress less….why do you continue to have the same general vision, but feel like you are spinning your wheels? Maybe there are barriers