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Conflict! The Inner Struggle Of Parenting Your Parents
     

Conflict! The Inner Struggle Of Parenting Your Parents

by Craig Wolters
 
Conflict! The Inner Struggle Of Parenting Your Parents is a look at the inner struggle and turmoil an adult child is forced to deal with, as he becomes his parents’ parent. This is a confrontation that is faced by adult children of many elderly parents!

Conflict is not a how to manual. It’s a true life story written in a narrative style which is

Overview

Conflict! The Inner Struggle Of Parenting Your Parents is a look at the inner struggle and turmoil an adult child is forced to deal with, as he becomes his parents’ parent. This is a confrontation that is faced by adult children of many elderly parents!

Conflict is not a how to manual. It’s a true life story written in a narrative style which is both folksy and whimsical, drawing reader the into the life of the writer in a way that would not be possible if a more traditional non-fiction approach were used.

Conflict reveals and explores the nitty-gritty day-to-day details of a caregiver as they confront and deal with the personal business and health issues of a declining loved one. While examining the things happening to the parent, Conflict particularly focuses on the caregiver, the demands it places on his life, his family, his health, and his inner feelings.

An issue of particular importance to the author as he wrote the book was the conflict he was having in regard to his Christian faith. He reveals his inner turmoil and how God worked things out resolving the conflict.

Lastly, and of particular value, is the “List of Insights” the author provides for the reader. Through hard knocks and trial and error, the author learned along the course of his journey a lot of invaluable information. The author has compiled this compendium with the hope that it will save other caregivers a lot of the heartache he was force to endure.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014012270
Publisher:
Craig Wolters
Publication date:
05/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
201 KB

Meet the Author

The author was born into a blue-collar family in the suburbs of Long Island. His youth was typified by a generation where family was an important factor in the social fabric of society. As a child, it was important for him and his family to eat meals together and do things as a family.

The author can remember as a young boy his father having heart to heart conversations with him about matters such as right and wrong, black, white, and gray, and good versus evil. He also remembers his dad telling him the story of “The little train that could” and his words of encouragement that one could overcome tremendous obstacles if they remembered that little train and just had enough heart.

Growing up in a situation where traditional family values were important, Christian values were instilled and nurtured. As a youngster, he spent considerable time in church related social activities further strengthening those ties to family and God. Part of the value system imparted to the author, was the value of education as a means of preparation for a livelihood and upward mobility.

As he struggled to find the role in which he wanted to work, with his background well established in traditional values, the author had a strong bent toward helping others. As a result, he majored in psychology, minored in sociology, while exhibiting a strong interest in English literature.

While working his way through his college, he was fascinated by capitalism and the free enterprise system. While seeking to earn spending money, the author became involved in a food based retail venture. After learning important lessons from his business experience, the author was bitten by a bug whose bite would never relinquish its hold.

Although he continued to pursue his studies in the social sciences, the entrepreneurial seed had laid a claim to this individual’s spirit. After college, he was drafted into the Army and was destined for combat in Vietnam until a last minute change of orders sent him to Germany to utilize his counseling skills helping GIs and their families.

Upon completion of his military obligation, he went back to college obtain his Master’ s Degree in Counseling. For some period of time he vacillated between working in “helping areas” and the world of business and sales. His love of business dynamics appeared to win out as he worked in the sales arena and later launched several of his ow

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