Resolving middle-age sibling conflict regarding parent care


  • Deborah B. Gentry

    Professor and Associate Dean
    1. College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University and a court-approved family mediator in McLean County, Illinois
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Middle-age children are and will continue to be confronted with parent care decisions. It is inevitable that siblings experience varying degrees of conflict when making these decisions, as exemplified in the four case studies outlined in this article. The potential benefits and limitations of family mediation as a means of resolving such conflicts are discussed.