This week we tackle Parentification or what happens when there is a significant role reversal within the parent/child relationship. This can take the form of the oldest child in the home having to take on responsibility for both themselves and younger children in the household. I talk about the different forms this dynamic can take and ways to both avoid and halt it if you believe it may be an issue for a child you care about.
Further Information about this topic can be found from the works of
Dr. Lisa M. Hooper from The University of Louisville. http://guru.louisville.edu/parentification/index.html
Leslie Kolb, MSW of RecoveryHelpNow.Com