Families stretch across generations. Ideas of what's important and what's fun and what's acceptable can vary enormously between different generations in the same family. It can be complicated to keep everyone well connected and aware of each other's needs.
These articles explore some of the issues that arise for families who stretch across the generations.
Feeling the Squeeze
Take a look at the generation in the middle and some of the challenges of trying to take care of aging parents on one side and growing kids on the other.
From One Generation to the Next
Personal dignity is important, and it doesn't stop mattering just because you get old. Older people are used to their independence, to making decisions for themselves and others. Maintaining as much independence as possible can be very important for an older person's well being.