Parents Before Kids: Getting Our Priorities Straight

Parents Before Kids: Getting Our Priorities Straight | Carolyn Parr

The deepest pain many elderly parents feel cannot be fixed by doctors or lawyers. It’s created by their own children.   The most common causes are:

  • Parents’ fierce desire to cling to their independence and autonomy
  • Sibling rivalry that shows up as parents need more help and role reversal kicks in
  • Greed
Parents who love their children can be blindsided by kids who seem to be trying to take over their lives as they get older:

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