Thursday, May 15, 2008

40-70 Rule

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Hubert Herndon (left) talks to his daughter Eva LeBlanc (right) in a courtyard at The Oaks at Beaumont in Beaumont on Saturday, April 12, 2008. A recent study concluded adults should discuss sensitive issues about health, money, driving and more when a parent reaches age 70 or a child reaches age 40.

For additional information please read, "As parents reach 70s or older, kids become caretakers" by Gloria Douglas.


laanba said...

I have never heard that rule, but it makes total sense. I've tried to bring up money before, but my mom doesn't want to talk about it. We have two more years before she turns 70. Guess I better come up with some more strategies.

Mark M. Hancock said...

My dad died when I was 15. He was 55. My mom died while I was in college. She was in her 50s as well.
It's never too early to talk to your parents. However, it can be too late.