Tag Archives: parents

If you were in the hospital, think your kids would feel helpless? See how Super Jonny copes

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In 1998, Simone Colwill was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease — a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. At the time, she had a two-year-old and a three and a half-year-old and was expecting her third child. Over the years, she was in and out of the hospital, which was always hard on the children. She tried to find a book that […]

How Do I Know if My Elderly Parents Need Help?

By Kate Fallon, a licensed clinical professional counselor at Ageless Journeys. Kate also teaches the Savvy Caregiver program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Even if you don’t have children of your own, it isn’t hard to imagine how difficult it can be to ask your children for help. Parents spend many years raising and nurturing children, providing […]

Why won’t my aging parents let me help them?

Aging couple

By Kate Fallon, a licensed clinical professional counselor at Ageless Journeys. She also teaches the Savvy Caregiver program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Have you had moments of frustration, wanting to help your aging parents in some way only to find they refuse you? It can be very frustrating to meet with resistance. You likely find yourself […]