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Balancing Act: How to Help Your Loved One Without Helping Too Much

“I want to do it myself!” As a parent, at some point, you have to learn to let go. Kids must be allowed to try and fail, hard as it is to stand by and watch. Growing up is all … Continue reading

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Should Mom Move In With You? The Answer Isn’t Obvious

For some families, it’s a no-brainer. Mom or Dad can’t live alone anymore. Time to give back for all those years of care and support, and make room for your aging parent in your home. To do otherwise would be … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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Striking the Right Balance: Work Versus Caregiving

You have an important meeting at 8:00 a.m., but your father fell in the bathroom after supper and you spent half the night with him in the ER. You missed lunch with colleagues for the third time this week because … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Caring for Your Aging Parent Long-Distance

Maybe you live in a major city where you’ve found excellent career opportunities and built a life for yourself and family, half a continent away from your mom, who still lives in the home where you grew up. Or maybe … Continue reading

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