Are you noticing that your parents are getting slower? Struggling a tad more with everyday tasks?
Have you tried to talk to them about the future but they always change the subject?
Do they regularly drop passive comments about how you never come to visit?
Do they joke around how you'll have to take care of them when they get "old"?
Maybe you plan to care for them.
But before you start googling, here's a hint.
Find out first what your parents are thinking and feeling.
What's on their minds may surprise you.
It could help you support your parent more EFFECTIVELY.
It could decrease A LOT of stress.
It could even IMPROVE your relationship.
Three Things Your Aging Parent is Thinking...But May Never Tell You can help you to:
minimize future stress
decrease major misunderstandings
skip unnecessary family drama
appreciate your parent more (and help you win brownie points with them too!)
Hi! I'm Isabel.
I am caregiving coach who helps adult children with aging parents minimize family drama, caregiving trauma, and stress through the Prepare to Care digital course.
I'm also the author of The Value of Wrinkles: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old will Change Your Life.
My vision is to build a village for every single older person out there.
For more information about my work, visit isabeltom.com.