Five ways to make a better sandwich

Ever feel like the cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich that’s slowly being pulled apart? No? Well, if you do, you may be suffering from sandwich generation-itis. That’s when you’re “sandwiched” between caring for an aging parent and raising or supporting your own children.

According to the Pew Research Center, one out of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for a parent.

Raising kids is tough enough. Caring for kids and parents simultaneously can be downright overwhelming. But you are not alone and there is help. Parenting Our Parents, an online community of people caring for aging parents, offers five tips for successfully accomplishing your “sandwich” duties.