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Grandparents Raising Kids

Touching Video Shows What It's Really Like To Raise Grandkids

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty

Usually grandparents get to be the pushovers and spoil their grandkids, but this sweet video tells the real story of an older couple from the West Coa...

Global Grandmothers

Donna M. Cordner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Cordner

Living and travelling around the world, I meet many extraordinary grandmothers; women like Nana who represent the selfless heroes of our world. They make extraordinary sacrifices to support their families.

4 Reasons You Should Ask For Help During A Split

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.03.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

By knowing our own weaknesses and seeking out others who compensate for them, life difficulties become a little more manageable.

10 Things You Should Say To Parents, But Don't

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Take a positive spin The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us n...

Help, My Son Is Turning My Granddaughter Against Me!

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Reader Question: My son and his family were living with me, and moved out of my house after a disagreement. My grandd...

Why Do Kids Today Get A Parade For Going To The Potty?

Dena Higley | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Dena Higley

I don't recall anyone being there the first time I went in the potty. My mom might have been there. I'm sure she would have been pleased, as it meant there'd be fewer diapers to wash. But I don't recall giving our kids more than a pat on the back or a big hug.

Permanent Parenthood, Whether We Like It or Not

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Two and a half million of us are fully responsible for our grandchildren. It's a far cry from the way many of us expected life to be by now -- carefree, independent and dropping postcards en route.

What 2.5 Million Grandparents Are Now Doing

USA Today | Posted 04.13.2012 | Fifty

These are supposed to be their golden years. They worked hard, earned a decent living and raised their family. Now it's time to relax and reap the ben...

Raising Grankids: Playing The Parenting Role Again Requires Skills | Posted 01.24.2012 | Fifty

Did your life do a U-turn when your adult child dropped off one or more grandchildren at your house permanently? Playing the parenting role again i...

I Get to Be Granma

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

I have thought of moving from my little country town to the city where my grandsons live, but I have made a life for myself here and still want to live it. Being Granma doesn't mean I have to give up me.

The Real -- Not Reel -- Problems Facing Gen X Couples

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The landscape of American culture has shifted so radically over the past 50 years, that biological, economic and social expectations have gone topsy-turvy.


Christine James-Brown | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

Surprise, your children have children -- but they aren't caring for them well. All of the sudden you become the parents of your grandchildren, and your life takes an unplanned turn. This is now the reality for a growing number of senior citizens.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: How to Cope and Succeed

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Are you one of the 2.9 million grandparents in America who are raising their grandchildren? Although there are many good reasons to do this, it brings increased responsibility, stress and sacrifices.