ERIC Number: ED460779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Grandparents: Raising Our Children's Children.
Williams, Doris K.
Noting that the number of grandparent-led families is increasing in the United States and that raising one's grandchildren can and should be a positive experience, this book is designed as a handbook for both grandparents and the professionals who advise them. Chapter 1, "Parenting Again," provides a checklist for the parenting grandparent related to adapting to their new role and responsibilities. Chapter 2, "Can I Do This?" encourages grandparents to examine their style of parenting and their feelings about parenting again, and discusses the role of age in parenting, the impact of parenting on one's marriage, and other adjustment issues. Chapter 3, "Parenting Two Generations of Kids," concerns helping grandchildren to adjust to the new family situation, relating to adult children, and dealing with children's feelings about the "loss" of their parents. Chapter 4, "Parenting Again: Different than Before," highlights the importance of having a positive attitude, communicating with other family members, relying on one's experience, protecting the grandchildren, and dealing with common behavioral and learning problems. Chapter 5, "It's Expensive," describes the cost of raising a child and provides information on applying for public and private financial assistance. Chapter 6, "Legal Issues," describes grandparents' legal rights and defines basic legal relationships. Chapter 7, "Making a Choice," concerns the decision to parent or not parent one's grandchildren and provides resources to help grandparents make that decision. Chapter 8, "Where To Find Help," completes the book with a list of organizational, information, and Internet resources for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Each chapter contains references or resources for additional information. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Children, Coping, Emotional Adjustment, Family Relationship, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow.