Dinner time shouldn't be a war zone


Stuck in the Middle – Between an Aging Parent and an Adult Child


This course is designed for the sandwich generation – you have growing caring duties for an aging parent and who often feel frustrated at their young adult child for not being ambitious enough


Section I – Relationship Stress Points

What you will learn:

  • Identify stress points
  • Identify roles
  • Understand stressful relationship dynamics



  • Greater appreciation of the nuances of a relationship
  • How each component of a relationship impacts you
  • Improved awareness of the consequences of this stress on you


Section II – Understanding Your Emotions and Thoughts

In this section you will learn:

  • What triggers specific emotions in your
  • Identifying a negative spiral of events - often triggers to shouting matches and other hurtful feelings
  • Identifying dwelling thoughts



  • Greater impulse control
  • Stronger ability to detect negative spirals and stop them before they become full-blown fights
  • Identifying hurtful situations and stopping them before they become out of control


Section III – Effective Communication

  • Comprehensive Listening
  • Providing Feedback
  • Assertive Communication



  • Improved communication
  • Reduced shouting, conflict and tension
  • Reduced stress
  • Stronger relationships


Section IV – Difficult Behaviours

You will learn:

  • How to improve your self-monitoring to own your interactions and your involvement in them
  • Reduce shouting
  • Addressing a problem



  • Reduce stress
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved communication
  • Better problem solving abilities
  • Better engagement with other people
  • Small issues are addressed before they become major problems


Section V Setting Boundaries

This section will equip you with the following tools and skills:

  • How to identify your needs and priorities
  • How to create boundaries
  • How to address guilt


Benefits of this section:

  • Greater self-esteem
  • Improved relationships
  • Greater self-respect
  • Letting go of harmful and hurtful feelings
  • Restoring balance and positivity in a relationship
  • Loving yourself


125 PDF – self-guided course. Course is also available in a 1/2 day and full day interactive workshop. Available in French and in English. Contact me for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







  • Address:

    Vitae Dynamics Inc.

    PO Box 58

    Russell, ON

    K4R 1C7


  • Email: renee[@]vitaedynamics.com










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