Parenting Our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love

January 27, 2020
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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Episode Description

My Guest, Jane Wolf Frances t, is a psychotherapist, attorney, author, coach, trainer, speaker and blogger, who has written an extraordinary & greatly needed road map about how to prepare and how to manage when our parents need us to help by parenting them. This is an experience which will happen for most of us at some point. The book is very engaging and shares her story and that of her parents, but also brings us into view as she shares potential hazards, insights and tips about what we might expect as our parents morph from the people we have always known and probably depended on, into frail and dependent people, who are strangers to us. We will discuss Jane’s shock of first realizing that while she was living and growing her life and career, her parents had hit a roadblock of illness that threw them both into a hell of exhaustion, confusion and terror. They held the information from her because of fear. It is those fears and the realities they brought Jane that we will discuss.

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Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.

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