Parents who have lost both of their parents have a quiet tough road. No parent to ask “Was I like this as a child?” or to ask for advice about a current situation. No parent to ask about medical history or to call for babysitting. Parentless Parents:How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children is an incredible resource for parents who have lost their parents or for spouses, in-laws or therapists. It is well researched and very readable.