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Went from caring for child to caring for mom. Is there no empty nest for sandwich generation? What resources can boomers use to keep plates spinning?

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In brief: Juggling Lessons

I am a fellow boomer sandwich generation member with a teen son with special needs + parents in their 80s.
Very important to learn self care whether from online support for caregivers, alanon, codependency anonymous or your faith community. I have learned to spin fewer plates at a time and not get upset if one or two fall and break. Flexibility, a sense of humor and the ability to say no helps!

In brief: Juggling Lessons

I am a fellow boomer sandwich generation member with a teen son with special needs + parents in their 80s.
Very important to learn self care whether from online support for caregivers, alanon, codependency anonymous or your faith community. I have learned to spin fewer plates at a time and not get upset if one or two fall and break. Flexibility, a sense of humor and the ability to say no helps!
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Don't forget your needs matter too. If you aren't taking good care of yourself, impossible to help out a parent or teenager. All the best!
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology

In brief: Plates spinning

You sound resentful, maybe tired.
If your mom has been in and out of a hospital contact the social worker department. Churches and other places of worship also have great contacts and resources. They can also help you cope.

In brief: Plates spinning

You sound resentful, maybe tired.
If your mom has been in and out of a hospital contact the social worker department. Churches and other places of worship also have great contacts and resources. They can also help you cope.
Dr. Ronald Herring
Dr. Ronald Herring
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