How do you define kinship care? First you must answer the question “What is a family?”
The last generation has seen many changes in how “family” is defined: from largely extended families to a nuclear two-parent, two-child household, to an extension that includes close friends and neighbors.
Like the word “family,” the term “kinship” has [...]
Does this sound like you? You have less time for your own interests, you’re skipping social activities, you’re dipping into savings and you’re anxious about your future financial picture.
You’re not alone. A new survey* commissioned by Humana reveals that almost half of all baby boomers say that tending to their own health and well-being [...]
Custodial grandparents are saving their grandkids from the mistakes of the parents
I’ve always thought of heroes as people who jeopardize their own lives to save others, like the firefighters of 9/11. They are the ones we read about in the newspapers who are honored with purple hearts, citations and awards. But many other heroes [...]
If you’ve ever worried about losing the right to see your grandkids, read this now and forward to a grand friend.
By: Susan Hoffman, Author of Grand Wishes http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org
I had the pleasure of working closely with journalist, Teryl Zarnow of the Orange County Register who contacted me last week about writing a story about [...]
1) National organizations
Administration on Aging, Grandparents Resources
Administration on Aging, Center for Communication and Consumer Services/DHHS, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201; 202-619-0724; email@example.com; www.aoa.gov/prof/notes/notes_grandparents.asp
Addresses issues involving three generations of grandparents raising grandchildren: themselves, their children and the grandchildren.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, Grandparent Information Center (GIC)
By: Brette Sember
When we marry or partner with someone who has grandchildren, our new role as a step-grandmother may require some adjustments for everyone.
Judith Mara Beach is a step-grand in Chicago to two girls, 13 and 11. She has no other grandchildren. “I’ve been very active in the girls’ lives and am very [...]
More than 2.4 million grandparents in the U.S. are primary caregivers for their grandchildren (about 6 million children under 18 in the 200 census, which was taken before the Iraq and Afghanistan wars). Many factors – crime, drugs, the economy, illness and disability – contribute to this phenomenon; after 9/11, none seems more prevalent than [...]