September 27th, 2011
Curb the Stress of School Expenses by Prioritizing: The whole family may feel the stress, according to Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, professor of counseling, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. Parents may feel guilty about not providing their children with all that they want, and their children may feel resentful, according to Gladding. However, even though you shouldn’t court it, “adversity can teach us a lot,” Gladding says. Families can set priorities, decide common goals and work together to manage financial belt-tightening, say counseling experts. “Families do pull together when they lack resources,” Gladding says.
But first they have to talk.