Life In The Sandwich Generation

Are you part of the sandwich generation (link is external)?

One of the burdens assumed by adult children is caring for their aging parents while dealing with their own children at the same time.  According to Pew Research Center, about one out of every eight Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 care directly for an aging parent while an additional seven to ten million Americans help their parents or other aging relatives even from a  long distance. At the same time, many of them also have children who also need emotional or financial help. And the number of children caught in this double-bind is expected to grow as more and more members of the baby boom generation become senior citizens themselves. This is what it means to be part of the sandwich generation.

To read more, check out my new Psychology Today blog post.

           

Related Stories

  • Motherhood and Caring in Children
  • Can You Get Addicted to Your Smartphone?
  • Weight Bias and the Belief in a Just World
 

 
disclaimer

The information provided on the PsyWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of PsyWeb.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

PsyWeb Poll

Are you currently taking or have you ever been prescribed anti-depressants?
Yes
50%
No
50%
Total votes: 3979