If you are providing minimal aging parent support, but still find yourself in ongoing muddles about whether or not to offer help — or even just take over with a task — check out Paula Span’s NY Times New Old Age blog post today, When to Back Off. Span deftly sums up the adult child’s quandary — the continuous inner conversation about what to do and what not to do. How do we decide when to intervene?
For me this is the hardest part of navigating the pathways and alleys of my adult daughter role, and many times it’s way too personal to write about on this blog.
Be sure to keep up with Spann’s series describing her father Murray’s transition after moving to live closer to his daughter in an independent living apartment. Read the first in the series.