Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria writes about the similarities among young children and aging parents, noting that neither the child nor the parent deliberately acts to frustrate those caring for them, even though it may feel like they do.
DECATUR, GA, December 20, 2018: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “They’re Not Doing It On Purpose.” Ms. Collier clearly encourages adult children to practice the patience of new parents with their own aging parents.
Collier writes, “When a young child is just learning to navigate his or her way through life and doesn’t get something right the first time, no parent in their right mind would think the child is being deliberately stubborn.” She continues, “The child does its best to learn and grow. Whether it’s eating with a spoon for the first time, drinking from a real cup instead of a sippy cup or going to the bathroom on their own for the first time, every child feels a sense of pride and accomplishment.” She further states, “And every parent feels respect grow as their child displays more abilities and achievements. This is how the respect of parents is gained.”
According to Collier, “Every person knows when they are gaining respect. Likewise, it’s pretty clear when we’ve lost a person’s respect too. Especially when dealing with parents.” “Every child craves their parents’ love, respect and approval,” Collier writes. She continues adding, “Typically parents let their children know when they are disappointed in their behavior. For instance if a child grows up and begins using drugs or despite the parents’ insistence decides not to go to college, it’s difficult for parents to veil their disappointment. To a child that also means the respect their parents held for them has diminished.”
“This roller coaster ride of respect and disrespect and disappointment keeps chugging along through life,” says Collier. “Eventually you get married and start a family of your own and watch the cycle begin again.” “Then,” she adds, “suddenly you notice that your parents are becoming old. Maybe they forget to come for one of the kid’s birthday parties. Or they are more tired than usual.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/theyre-not-doing-it-on-purpose/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.