Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system
By Cathleen J. Newbanks
The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact relatives within 30 days of a child being removed from the custody of their parent(s). Research has shown that children removed from their [...]
By Jonathan Rosenfeld
You can make a visit to a nursing home fun for grandparents and grandkids
Staying in touch with family is critical for grandparents, but it can be hard for you if you live in a nursing home or even take advantage of assisted living. It doesn’t have to be that way, if [...]
By Charlie Palmer – AKA Paw Paw
When I read this article today all I could think about was; what if that was my wife, my daughter, my granddaughter? Isn’t this America where all people should be treated equal?
Here is the link to Larry Downing’s article, I hope you will share it. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/03/many-working-class-women-are-already-leaning-in/273948/
By Julie Obradovic
Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism
A recent post on The Thinking Mom’s reminded me about the roles grandparents play in the autism epidemic. I believe in many cases they are the unsung heroes of much of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the pursuit of [...]
Editor’s Note: From Oye! Times, we found this nice reminder of the importance of having grandparents in the lives of your children.
Written by Aaliya Imtiaz
Grandparents are the head of family and have a unique association with their grandchildren. Grandparents are the companions of grand children as they love to spend time [...]
By Chloe JonPaul
New census data reveals that 4.9 M children under the age of 18 live in grandparent-headed households. If you are one of those grandparents, you may want to consider these tips as part of your action plan to promote good behavior and cooperation with your grandchild.
When a child/teen-ager misbehaves, [...]
By: Deborah J. Cornwall
As a cancer caregiver, you have both responsibilities and rights. Interviews with 86 family cancer caregivers and informal conversations with dozens of survivors and people undergoing treatment revealed that every caregiver needs take charge when faced with the challenges of cancer caregiving. Rather than allowing the cancer experience [...]