Having a family in your life, especially an extended family, can be a blessing. Many of us rely on the help of our parents, grandparents, and in-laws, to help us with baby-sitting, to support us through tough times, and to offer guidance and love when we need it the most.
What happens though, when we are faced with an aging parent or grandparent who needs our help, while we are caring for children? For the first time in history, there are more seniors than children. Plus, the number of potential caregivers are decreasing due to global mobility and decreasing family size. This results in a generation of people who care for both their children and their aging loved one,
known as the “sandwich generation”.