This is the sandwich generation. People who are still raising youngsters are often making the choice to move the grandparents in as well. Be prepared. Your family life is likely to change. Certainly, there might be ramifications, and understanding them in advance (if you have the time) and keeping an open line of communication with your family will be helpful in moving through the changes. Thinking that you are hurting your children by allowing a loved one to move in and be cared for is not something to feel guilty about.
Sometimes our aging loved ones can still care for themselves. As they age, their level of support increases, and that might mean that you will need to provide more advanced levels of care. Some people choose to do it all themselves, thinking they are protecting their children. Keep in mind, though, that you may be giving your children a gift by allowing them to help out. You will also be sharing the load, and everyone will benefit.
By allowing children to help out, you will be teaching them valuable life skills such as responsibility. Just remember that when they grow up, your children may be able to care for you some day. They will also begin learning elements of caregiving that are at their stage of development. This might mean reading a story to or playing cards with the loved one you are caring for. Even this will enhance the lives of everyone involved.
Teaching children when they are young how to offer caring support to a loved one in need embeds a sense of responsibility early on. At the very least it teaches compassion.
In today’s world, families are farther apart, and the closeness experienced in the “old days” is all but a thing of the past for many. When aging grandparents move in, children can have the opportunity to get to know the people who love them more deeply. Participating in their care will build on those relationships as well as foster lifelong skills that will benefit children as adults. When they see how you care for your loved ones, you will be modeling valuable skills, and when you let them participate, they will benefit from the value of taking part.
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