What do you do when aging parents or siblings don’t agree with you?
When we’re trying to help our aging parents it’s likely some sort of conflict is going to arise. Whether it’s an adult child wanting Dad to stop driving. Or maybe Mom refusing to leave her home. Or siblings who don’t agree on the kind of care their parents need.
There are so many emotions and family dynamics involved. In today’s world, conflicts like these often fester or lead to legal disputes which can damage family relationships and get very expensive.
Bruce Kravitz likes to say he’s a professional peacemaker! He’s a mediator who helps families resolve conflict. He talks with Kim and Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents about how to help families through challenging times, how to communicate effectively and get more on the same page. And while, there’s no magic phrase or tactic he says good communication is a big key to success.