Grandparents and Grandkids
Here is a list of prior Grandparents and Grandkids
articles that have appeared on our site.
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KINSHIP CARE IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS
August 19, 2009 12:00 PM ET
As part of an April planning session last Spring, The Public Policy Institute in central Florida invited me to speak to the trends and needs of all kinship care providers – adults caring for seniors and frail adults, as well as grandparents and other relatives raising children.
KINSHIP CAREGIVERS: GET A WILL!
June 23, 2009 9:05 AM ET
What will happen to me if you die? That is the concern of many young children in kinship care.
KINSHIP CARE? YES. NOW WHAT?
May 12, 2009 8:55 AM ET
Alone. That is how many grandparents and other relatives describe their kinship care situation.
March 18, 2009 11:35 AM ET
Bonding between grandparents raising grandchildren is a saving grace for many children with absent biological parents.
WHY ARE GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN?
December 3, 2008 9:36 AM ET
Why do you choose to raise your grandchildren? When grandparents are asked that question, they often reply that they do not want their grandchildren to end up in foster care. They stress, they want to keep grandchildren in the family.
SHOWING ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD
October 10, 2008 11:52 AM ET
This article will provide you with some “hands on” and “words on” methods of showing your grandchild love and acceptance in a manner that also makes you feel good about being a grandparent.
BOOMER GRANDPARENTS AND GUARDIANSHIP
September 20, 2008 5:10 PM ET
When grandparents and other relatives take on the care of children in the family, many do so with the hopes of the parents resuming their roles after resolving issues that prevented them for becoming effective parents.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
September 10, 2008 1:02 PM ET
One of the best things about becoming a grandparent is that you often get to do a lot of fun things with your grandchildren.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR GRANDCHILD
July 31, 2008 9:41 AM ET
Things are a lot different than when you were a parent. The idea that “children are meant to be seen and not heard” has disappeared and an entirely new set of problems face children today that didn’t even exist years ago – school violence and cyber bullying are just a couple of examples.
LEGAL OPTIONS: GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
July 16, 2008 8:46 AM ET
When a child is placed with grandparents due to the inability of the biological parents to care for them, legal arrangements may be needed to ensure grandparents have power to legally consent to their care such as medical needs and school enrollment.
5 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS ON A RAINY DAY
July 9, 2008 11:41 AM ET
Hanging out with grandkids can be fun and enlightening. They are can teach us to appreciate our present and are the link to the future.
WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A BABY BOOMER GRANDPARENT?
June 4, 2008 11:52 AM ET
What a great time of life! Finally get to play again, dress up, get down on the floor for games (on good days), giggle, tell knock-knock jokes, watch a Disney movie and then send them home!
BOOMER GRANDPARENTS: PARENTS FOR THE SECOND TIME
May 27, 2008 4:51 PM ET
Former president Lyndon Baines Johnson once said in his commencement address in 1965 at Howard University, “The family is the cornerstone of society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled…”
STOP YOUR GRANDKIDS' WHINING!
May 12, 2008 7:41 PM ET
Grandchildren know how to get what they want -- they nag. Here's what grandparents can do to gain control over the nagging and teach valuable lessons about money.
HELPING BOOMERS UNDERSTAND GRANDKIDS
May 12, 2008 7:24 PM ET
If you have ever stared in amazement at grandchild wondering what in the world they are so upset about, you are not alone.
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