Are you between the ages of 30 and your late 50's? Are you taking care of your children and your parents? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are smack dab in the middle of the sandwich generation. Taking care of both your children and parents or another senior family member can be tough. At times it can be stressful and add financial hardships to your family. Here are a few statistics that you might not have known about the sandwich generation.
Having three or four generations all under one roof can be a lot to handle. It's hard to find a balance alone. When times are hard don't be hesitant to ask for help. When caring for an aging parent you need to take one step at a time. Accept these changes that are happening and ease into them together. It's not only hard on you, it's hard for your parent as well. This role reversal can be very tricky and pull at the strings of their emotions. You have to remind yourself you're not taking care of a child, this is your mother or father. Don't give them orders, give them options so they can decide so you're not running their lives.
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