When Kids Adjust: Help Us All

Love these thoughtful tips from Donielle M. Lovell, PhD. She’s a younger member of the Sandwich Generation, who cared for her Mom and Dad while raising her young daughter. Thank you for allowing me to sharing this with TSS Readers Doneille! Take care, Julie, O.T.

BLT MOM

baby and mama My happy Munchkin

With any great change kids adjust just like the rest of us.  It just seems we like to try to hold kids to a higher standard when it comes to these life changing events.  When my Dad got sick last year I was angry, heartbroken, frustrated, sad and not to mention the thousand other things I was feeling at the time.  I cried at a drop of a hat.  I lashed out at my husband.  I was exhausted.  I was eating pie for breakfast, chips for dinner and cold pizza as a snack.  With a role model like that it was no wonder Munchkin was clingy, downright mean sometimes, peeing her pants and a host of other emotions.  But, I still remember feeling frustrated when she did those things.

We are now experiencing some of that once again with Mom and Pup-Pup moving in.  Our routine of…

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