Difficult and Defiant: Why caregiving can be challenging

July 7, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Merle Griff

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Episode Description

Do you wonder why your child’s behavior is often explosive? Is your aging parent or someone you care for refusing to listen? Are you wondering how to keep it together and manage your own frustrations while you’re managing everyone else? Join us with guest Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, nationally recognized family and child psychologist and author of 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, and learn the reasons your child may be acting out defiantly and the type of parenting strategies that will help you respond in positive, non-controlling ways. Learn how to apply these strategies to dealing with adults. It is possible to decrease family conflict and remain calm when caring for others. Teachers, you will also want to listen as Jeffrey shares tips to deal with difficult behaviors in the classroom and ways you can rereinforce positive, rather than negative, behavior in your students.

Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time/3 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Please note that the time of our show has changed to 12 Noon Pacific Time/3 PM Eastern Time

More than 40 percent of people in their 40s and 50s have at least one living parent, and a child under the age of 21 for whom they are providing care and assistance. Most likely there is also a job, a house to run, groceries to buy and meals to get on the table. How can you cope with the massive demand on your time for love, attention, and decision-making skills?

We know it’s not easy but Caught Between Generations is here to help. We talk all things multi-generational, and provide practical tips you can use right now and in the long term to make your life less stressful.

Our program is a one-stop shop for information and resources for caregivers of multiple generations. If you are caring for children, grandchildren, spouse and/or parents, you do not have the time or the energy to search for all of the information that you need. Caught Between Generations will help you feel more peaceful, more organized and more informed with expert interviews with those in the know.

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Dr. Merle Griff

Dr. Merle Griff

Merle Griff, PhD is an expert on caring for both children and aging parents. She has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences such as the World Congress on Family and Play Therapy. Dr. Griff has written extensively on intergenerational dynamics, including her book LinkAges, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on topics such as The Influence of Grandparents in Family Systems, and developed therapeutic techniques for use with multi-generational families.

Dr. Griff is the founder and CEO of SarahCare Senior Solutions (http://sarahcare.com). SarahCare provides creative solutions for seniors that helps them to remain in their home and with their families. Prior to founding SarahCare, Dr. Griff was a therapist in community mental health centers working with children and their families and extended families.

Dr. Griff is a wife, mother and grandmother. She took her mother into her own home to care for her following a very dense stroke, and is passionate about providing help for others in similar situations.

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