Carolyn Miller Parr is a retired judge, ordained lay minister, mediator, writer, and public speaker. With her partner Sig Cohen she blogs at toughconversations.net and leads workshops on improving relationships between older parents and their adult children. She is a guest author at Ready Magazine and contributor to The Redbud Post and FaithHappenings.com. She and Sig have led workshops at national conferences of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association's National Aging and Law Conference, the Association for Professional Family Mediators and elsewhere. Contact her at carolynparr@toughconversations.net.

The Right to Make Bad Decisions

The voice on the other end sounded desperate. "I love my kids, but they're trying to take over my life! Help!" As mediators with a specialty in mediating adult family communication, my partner and I get a lot of calls about aging parents and their kids. More often it's a son … [Read more...]