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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Home for the Holidays with a Grand Family

Donna M. Butts | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

They had all the love in their hearts but not the dollars in the bank. And it takes money to raise a child.

A Second Take at Parenting After Years on Our Own

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Mornings have gotten a lot livelier in the Lanson household this fall. My day starts with exercises and free-dancing with 7-year-...

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

Over The Bridge And Through the Woods To Grandmother's House We Go...

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Fiona Finn

Sometimes difficult situations bring blessings. And one of these blessings was the bond that grew between my children and their grandparents.

What Millions Of Grandparents Want You To Know

Deborah Doucette | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Millions of grandparents are rescuing their grandchildren from a life of neglect, chaos, and abuse at the hands of addicted parents. These are families from every walk of life, of socio-economic strata, of size, shape, and color. Make no mistake, they are families like yours and mine.

8 Successful Celebs Who Were Raised By Their Grandparents

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Our childhood forms us and sets us on a distinct path for the rest of our lives. As a child, nothing matters more than the people we look up to and th...

Study Says More And More Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandkids

Posted 11.07.2013 | Divorce

With single parenting on the rise, more and more grandparents are stepping up to help their adult children raise kids, a report released Tuesday foun...

Honoring Grandparents Who Raise Their Grandkids

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Ironically, even though many of these "grandfamilies" barely scrape by, they save taxpayers more than $6.5 billion each year by keeping children out of the foster care system.

At Grandmother's House We Stay: One in 10 Kids Lives With A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Call it a residual from the recession, but in 2011, 7.7 million children -- one in 10 -- were living in the same household as one of their grandparent...

LOOK: A Grandfather's Poignant Message About The Gap Left By His Son's Death

Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

The ties between grandparents and grandchildren can be binding and even magical. Evidence shows that grandparents are so important they actually incre...

Memo to Anthony Weiner: The 'G' Word Is a Blessing, Not a Curse

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As someone who does not vote in New York City, I have no dog in this fight. But as a grandparent, I have a big problem with this entire story line.

I'm Still Your Grandma

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am putting time and energy during my retirement into soliciting input from grandparents all over the world offering a platform for them to express how they are managing the intergenerational difficulties imposed upon their grandchildren by parental separation.

Top 20 Things These Grandparents Have to Do Without

Deborah Doucette | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Grandparents raising grandchildren long for, pray for, and fight for three things: to keep their grandchildren safe, to see their adult children overcome their difficulties, and to come together as a family, healed and whole.

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Grandchildren

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Ultimately, being an active presence in your grandchildren's mind isn't just good for your mental health. That special bond that skips the generation can enrich the lives of the young as much, if not more, than your own.

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

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

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

How I Became A Grandmother/Mother

Deborah Doucette | Posted 11.24.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Grandparents having to step in to raise their grandchildren is an issue that has become a sweeping epidemic.

Help, My Son Is Turning My Granddaughter Against Me!

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

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

The 7 Laws Of Grandparenting You Should Never Break

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com On the one hand, it was so simple. There was a new baby, Isabelle Eva, and there was nothing to do except love her. T...

How To Be The Perfect Grandparent

Donne Davis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Donne Davis

I discovered one of the great misconceptions about grandparenthood. It's not just about you and your grandchild. Your relationship with your grandchild is embedded in the relationship with your adult child and his or her spouse. They are the gatekeepers to a successful relationship with your grandchildren.

Grandparents Play Critical Role In Child Care In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty

(Huff/Post50 is celebrating Grandparents Day, September 9, with a series of special stories and essays.) Some 60 percent of grandparents served as...

Financial Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandch...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 'Twice The Stress Of Average Parents'

Karin Kasdin | Posted 04.13.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

According to the 2000 Census, 2.4 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren in their homes without the children's parents present. Every one of those 2.4 million is a hero to me.

Raising Grankids: Playing The Parenting Role Again Requires Skills

www.sacbee.com | 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...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Love For The Long Haul

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.24.2012 | Fifty
Laura Stepp

Here's a question: how about the millions of grandmas and grandpas who can't afford to butt out, who raise grandchildren because their own children can't or don't want to? Let's give these women and men a shout out this holiday season.

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.