The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad...and You

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 13, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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In the tradition of The Feminine Mystique and Backlash, a groundbreaking look at a social cyclone heading straight for Boomer women

Twenty-five percent of Baby Boomers now have a senior parent living with them, and almost a third of American workers care for their parents. But what no one has pointed out, until now, is that Boomer eldercare responsibilities usually fall on the daughters, who are also often caught between the competing demands of a working spouse, school-aged kids and a full-time career.

The Daughter Trap is the first book on the market to simply say it like it is: women get stuck in the caretaker role—whether they like it or not; and whether they’re prepared for it or not. The author shows how this happens over and over again and explores why women let it happen. Drawing on years of original research, as well as interviews with business leaders and the personal stories of individual women, The Daughter Trap not only identifies the problem but also provides concrete and actionable solutions with takeaway lessons readers can apply to their own lives.

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Baby boomers should all take note of this book! Hits home. Read full review

About the author (2010)

LAUREL KENNEDY is a nationally recognized expert on Boomer issues. Founder of the Boomer consulting firm Age Lessons, she has also worked as a senior executive with Edelman Worldwide and Ketchum for clients like Kraft, Kellogg, Pepsi, and Sara Lee. Kennedy has appeared on national television including CNBC and Comcast TV. She’s appeared as an expert witness in the Superior Courts, and as speaker before numerous industry and employer groups. She has won dozens of awards for her work, including the National Telly and Silver Anvil awards. She lives in Chicago.

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