Season 2, Episode 4: Parentification

Millennial Search for Meaning_Parentification

Parentification (n): the process of role reversal whereby a child is obliged to act as parent to their own parent.

As we become adults, the people who have always been adults to us are aging, and more of our peers are already beginning to experience the loss we’ll all have to face at some point in our lives: the loss of our parents and protectors. 

What does this mean for our lives and development? How does this change our direction?

Interviews with Mark Wayne, Tully Olsen, and Charlotte Nickel. Music by Kai Engel and Circus Marcus.