Monthly Archives: March 2016

Talking to parents about driving

Nothing expresses independence more than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle

Continuing with our series of must-have conversations with your parents, today we are going to discuss seniors driving.

Nothing expresses independence more than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, especially in a country as beautiful and expansive as Canada. According to Transport Canada, most Canadians drive in cars, vans, buses or trucks to get where they want and need to go, on Canada’s nearly 900,000 kilometres of road. That’s why losing this privilege, or being asked to give it up, can be one of the most upsetting aspects of aging. Growing older doesn’t mean you become a worse driver nor is there a set age when everyone should give up driving. But successful aging does require assessing and adapting to the physical and mental changes that may occur over time. Use this chapter to help watch for changes that could signal a need to make adjustments in driving.

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Conversations with your single parent. Relationships and Dating

Be open minded, help them open about their situation and feel good about their romantic relationships.

Continuing with our series of must-have conversations with your parents, today we are going to touch on their Romanitic life.

As we grow older, personal relationships may take on new meaning and importance as individuals move away from careers to part-time work and retirement. Unfortunately, stressful situations could develop as families grow, separate and evolve because of death or changes in relationships and circumstances. Dating, in particular, can be a source of confusion and potential friction for families. How do you tell your family you are seeing someone? How do you ask a parent about the nature of his or her relationship? This blog can help you define and develop relationships that are important to you and deal with potential pitfalls along the way. ​​

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