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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?brbr
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.brbr
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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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?brbr
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.brbr
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.

    Encore: The Courage to be Extraordinary

    Encore: The Courage to be Extraordinary

    Do you worry about your autistic child growing up? Are you a woman living with shame because of your ADD?

    Susan Senator, author of “Autism Adulthood” admits that while adult life on the spectrum is complicated, it can be manageable, even fulfilling. She offers tips to help adults with autism live happily and independently.

    Linda Roggli, author of “Confessions of an ADDiva” believes women with ADD can be more than distracted: they can be extraordinary. She motivates us to love how we are wired.

    • 56 min
    Encore: When Words Hurt: Recovering from the Trauma of Control and Abuse

    Encore: When Words Hurt: Recovering from the Trauma of Control and Abuse

    'No one else will ever want you.'

    'You’re stupid, you will never amount to anything.'

    'You're too sensitive.'

    The phrases above all have one thing in common: they are signs of verbal abuse – and they are all meant to intimidate and control.

    This week’s show will help listeners recognize emotional abuse and learn how to 'break the cycle of abuse' and begin the process of healing.

    Guests and best-selling authors, Beverly Engel and Patricia Evans, have appeared on The Oprah Show, CNN and have been featured in many national magazines. They will help us understand the patterns of unhealthy relationships and tell us how to recover from the trauma of controlling relationships.

    Whether you are the victim of emotional abuse or you are the perpetrator, and the person who cannot stop trying to control others, this show is for you.

    • 56 min
    A Gift from the Heart: The Gentle Art of Caring for a Loved One

    A Gift from the Heart: The Gentle Art of Caring for a Loved One

    Being a caregiver to a loved one is a difficult task. Whether you become a full-time caregiver gradually or suddenly find yourself in that role, chances are that at some point you feel overwhelmed, under-prepared, and unequipped to handle situations that can and do arise. Many emotions surface when you are caring for a loved one day in and day out. While some of these emotions will almost certainly be negative, there are many positive feelings and tender moments that come out of being there and providing care for a loved one.

    Join Dr. Merle on Caught Between Generations as she celebrates those who often put their own lives on hold to care for spouses, parents, siblings, children, and other loved ones. Hear the stories of three members of Dr. Merle’s local community as they share their experiences and insights on caregiving.

    • 56 min
    Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising a Second Generation of Children

    Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising a Second Generation of Children

    Grandfamilies are families in which children reside with and are being raised by their grandparents in the absence of one or both parents. What happens when families find themselves in this situation? How does raising a second generation of children affect the health and well-being of the grandparents?

    Dr. Joseph Crumbley and Jaia Lent are Dr. Merle’s guests for this timely, emotionally-charged discussion. Dr. Crumbley and Ms. Lent both specialize in issues related to kinshipcare, and counsel families in these types of situations. With opioid addiction at an all-time high, more and more families are facing tough decisions about kinship care for children. Learn about the issues facing grandparents trying to provide a safe, healthy environment for children in crisis, and where to turn for help.

    • 55 min
    The Secrets to Better, More Restful Sleep

    The Secrets to Better, More Restful Sleep

    Do you lie in bed at night, unable to fall asleep? Or do you fall asleep easily, only to wake up at 3am, wide awake? Are you tired and cranky, lacking energy?

    For some people, sleep comes easy. They lay their head down and are out like a light all night. For others, however, bedtime means a frustrating night of tossing and turning, only to steal an hour or two of unrefreshing rest. This routine is played out night after night in bedrooms everywhere, leaving millions of exasperated, exhausted people to ask, "What can I do to get some sleep?"

    Dr. Michael Breus, otherwise known around the world as "The Sleep Doctor," is back for another visit with Dr. Merle on Caught Between Generations. Dr. Breus will give us tips for getting a better night's sleep so we can wake up feeling good, ready to take on the day. Dr. Merle will take your live calls for Dr. Breus, so don't miss your chance to have questions answered by The Sleep Doctor.

    • 49 min
    Encore: When You Need a New Parenting Perspective

    Encore: When You Need a New Parenting Perspective

    Are you a mom or dad who loves exploring science and all things tech? Include your kids in the fun!

    Ken Denmead, publisher of the popular parenting blogs, GeekDad and GeekMom and author of the idea-packed book “Geek Dad,” explains how tech, DIY projects and fun activities can foster a love of learning in our children and grandchildren, and bring families together!

    • 56 min

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