The Takeaway: More Than Half Of Youngest Adults Living With Parents

Posted on 11/4/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIt’s a story that’s been developing for several years now—more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents (or never leaving in the first place). Now the U.S. Census Bureau has data.

Six Rules to Parenting: It’s Not as Bad as You Think

Posted on 07/19/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThere are several questions that Sean and I get asked each and every time we speak. One question is how accurate was The Blind Side? Very; my three kids left the theater and in reference to Sandra Bullock’s performance said, “great there are two of them running around now.” My rhetorical question was, “Is there a problem with that?” The next question is, “What type of parenting skills did you use to raise three good kids? What was your plan?” …

Moms Prefer to Live with Daughters

Posted on 05/8/2011 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingA new national survey commissioned by Senior Helpers polled 335 people over age 55 found 68% of mothers say that, as they age, daughters will take better care of them than sons. Add to that the finding that 65% of mothers say their daughters are more likely to want them to join their households and there is no surprise that 70% of mothers with both a son(s) and a daughter(s) would rather move in with a daughter if they are …

Elinor Ginzler on Good Morning America

Posted on 01/29/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthYesterday Elinor Ginzler, AARP’s Director of Livable Communities, talked to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts about how to discuss assisted living options with your aging parents. The segment was part of a GMA series called “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.” Ginzler talks about the signs that your parents are in need of assistance, and your responsibilities as an adult child. She gives specific examples of language to use when you need to discuss your options, and discusses compromises …

Hey Mommy – I Mean Roomie!

Posted on 09/26/2008 by | General News | Comments

Your LifeStudies are showing that there’s been a huge spike in seniors moving in with their children, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.