They're your Parents, Too!

They're your Parents, Too!

How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Book - 2010
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"Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life—and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, you will all need to work together. And yet your siblings may have very different ideas from yours of what’s best for Mom and Dad. They may be completely uninterested in helping, leaving you with all the responsibility. Or they may take charge and not allow you to help, or criticize whatever help you do give. Will you and your siblings be able to reach an understanding and work together, or will the challenges you face tear you apart? Most of us enter this period of our lives unprepared for the difficult decisions and delicate negotiations that lie ahead. This is the first book that provides guidance on the transition from the “old” family to the “new” one, especially for adult siblings" -- inside cover.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780553806991
0553806998
Branch Call Number: 646.7808 Rus
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. ; 25 cm.

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"Russo explores what she calls the 'twilight transition,' when the end of the family as one knew it is near, and one intensely reengages with siblings. This period-which many boomers are living or entering-is laden with new challenges: adapting to a new adult role, confronting old sibling co... Read More »


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GK 200 R 2010

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lisastitch
May 26, 2010

Pop psychology about working with your siblings as your parents age. Nothing startling, but a good overview of some of the problems that may arise and how siblings can deal with them.

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