Being a parent or a caregiver is demanding enough, but when someone assumes both of these roles (sometimes in addition to working), the result can be daunting. It is vital that caregivers acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses and ask for help.
For the Sandwich Generation, holidays are stressful. Your caregiving duties don't stop just because its the holidays. The kids aren't going to be less demanding than usual either. But it is possible to balance caregiving, family and the holidays.
When I first heard the term “Sandwich Generation,” it didn’t occur to me that I was a member of this commendable group. I survived caring for multiple seniors, raising my children and working all at once.