|When you move through your later schooling years and into the workforce, or move out and possibly start a family of your own, things can get a little tense with your parents. Perhaps your parents are called to let go a little while you might be called to establish some new boundaries between you and your parents as a way to shift the relationship to something more equal and less power-driven.||When you enter middle adulthood, your parents show signs of aging. They can’t do what they used to do. Their health may begin to fail. They don’t seem as sharp as they once were. You are called upon more frequently to offer advice, run errands, fix things around the house, and negotiate with all the professionals that are involved in helping your parents cope with life. What is your appropriate response to the call to caregiving?|
| Step 1: Get Ready
Step 2: Communicate your Boundary with Kindness
Step 3: Have a Plan if Boundaries are Crossed
| Tip #1: Be Honest with Yourself and with your Parents
Tip #2: Sustain a Community Experience for your Parents / Consider all resources
Tip #3: Prioritize your Battles
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