-Dr.Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
U.S. News and World Report discusses some of the caregiver advice given to adult siblings by Francine Russo, author of They’re Your Parents Too! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy. Russo says that there are 9 mistakes adult children commonly make with regards to their siblings and aging parents that can be easily reversed. These mistakes include giving all the work to one sibling, reverting to childhood roles, not planning ahead and assuming everyone mourns in the same way. By adjusting your attitude and lifestyle so as not to make these mistakes, you can make the caregiving process less stressful and more positive for your siblings, your parents and yourself.