THE THIRD AGE ; Parent-Child Relations Require Understanding
Gowans, Ann, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
One of the things that regularly come up in my conversations with those who consult me is: "How can I get along better with my grown children?" or from the kids' side, "I need some help with my parents." Trying to build good relationships among family members can be a difficult task and a real balancing act for both older parents and their adult children.
Three or four issues seem to surface most often. Among these is that old problem, a feeling of alienation on both sides. We all retain feelings that were generated by parents trying to influence their kids about what might be the best path for them to take. I know I was raised by parents who had expectations for both …
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Publication information: Article title: THE THIRD AGE ; Parent-Child Relations Require Understanding. Contributors: Gowans, Ann - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: June 16, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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