Why am I writing about this? I’ve been there— and it was a bumpy ride...

A glimpse of some of the book’s stories and insights, each with something to tell us about ourselves.

Advice on Sibling and Family Dynamics

Organizations and websites where a family caregiver or siblings can get help.
















They're Your Parents, Too! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parent' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy - by Francine Russo   Amazon | Borders | Barnes & Noble
       Random House | Indie Bound

“...a stunning book about one of the most complex but ignored times of human transition... unique in the field of close relationships…"


Pauline Boss,  Author, Ambiguous Loss (Harvard University Press) 

"...Not to be missed ...More than a how-to book, this groundbreaking work illuminates a difficult stage of life..."

 Library Journal  

Francine answers questions about her new book.







If your organization is serving or marketing to baby boomers or seniors, especially around such issues as caregiving, and residences or services for seniors, Francine can bring valuable insight into how these mature families work and make decisions. She is one of the few experts on multi-generational communication and decision-making in the Aging market. She works with companies to guide research, offers talks at marketing events, workshops with employees, and consultations with individuals and families to help them through the pervasive and growing stresses of a new life-passage.

To learn more or arrange a meeting, contact: Francine@YourParentsToo.com

For families who wish to preserve the stories of the family elders—or to learn things they never knew before—author and Speaker Francine Russo is available to research and write biographies of older adults or family histories. These can range from a book--length biography involving extensive interviews and research to a collection of family stories. The goal is to create an engaging and valuable record of a life and history of a family that can be cherished by all generations and passed to future generations.

To learn more or arrange a meeting, contact: Francine@YourParentsToo.com


 After years of intensive personal research with many kinds of families, Francine has gathered insight and knowledge that can help your family through a new and stressful family passage—when parents age and the original family must re-engage to deal with parents’ needs—and the family’s old history and ways of dealing with each other.

Phone or in-person consultations can focus on:

  Communicating better and achieving more cooperation and emotional support

  Understanding and defining your own feelings and your evolving role in your family

  Understanding your parents’ and siblings’ feelings and behavior

  Reducing resentment, guilt, and conflict


Francine is an author, speaker and journalist, with a Ph.D. in English; she is not a therapist. She will, however, upon request or if she sees a need, refer you to a family therapist or other appropriate professional.

To learn more or arrange a consultation, please email Francine at Remakru@earthlink.net