New beginnings for grandparents raising grandchildren BY JAIA LENT, VICTORIA GRAY, LAURIE TAPOZADA, AND BERNADINE ATCHINSON Regardless of the grandparent’s age or how long they end up caring for the

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The Grandparent Advantage BY ADINA WAMBUA  When AnneMarie White was a child, she learned to speak Spanish before learning English at school. Her grandfather was from Spain. Her grandmother, a

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The grandparent advantage BY ADINA WAMBUA  AnneMarie White When AnneMarie White was a child, she learned to speak Spanish before learning English at school. Her grandfather was from Spain. Her

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Protecting Our Grandchildren’s Connection BY ROBYN WIND Nine years ago, like millions of other grandparents in this country, I thought I had my future planned out. All that changed with

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Come celebrate GRANDparents Week with Grandparent’s Academy! The GRAND family is proud to announce this special event GrandparentsAcademy.com (recently featured as one of the top 25 resources for grandparents in

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Senate Aging Committee Recognizes Grandfamilies BY JAIA LENT “Chairman Casey, Ranking Member Scott, and members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging thank you for allowing me to share my

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Helping Latino Grandfamilies BY JAIA LENT Raising five grandchildren after age 60 was not in Mercedes’ life plan, but when she learned her grandchildren were going to be taken into

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Grandparent Heroes BY JAIA PETERSON, GENERATIONS UNITED It takes a special kind of heroism and loving devotion to step up to the responsibility of raising children when their parents cannot. 

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Grandparenting in the time of COVID-19: Results from a national survey of families with young children BY JAIA LENT When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the winter of 2020, few

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Grandfamilies – Overcoming Isolation and Loss By Dr. Deborah Langosch, LCSW As we welcome and adjust to this time of re-entry from the pandemic, it’s an opportunity to identify where

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Valuing Vaccines Across Generations BY DONNA BUTTS AND JAIA PETERSON LENT “When you live through things like that, you say, ‘We got to do what we can to keep our

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Finding a home BY ANA BELTRAN AND JAIA LENT  After taking on the responsibility of raising her granddaughter, Magdalena discovered her rental home had extremely high lead levels.  Rather than

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The Magic Behind Generations United BY ALAN KING In a controversial journal cover, a young person and an older person, dressed in battle fatigues, stood back to back. They each

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Adoption and guardianship for grandfamilies BY JAIA PETERSON LENT Magdalena never expected to be an adoptive parent. But her world turned upside down five years ago when, in her mid-50’s,

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A Chance To Help Generations United “…the [Generations United] Conference…[was] a chance for both [my granddaughter] and I to present. This is one of the best things that have happened

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Self Care For Grandfamilies BY  Diane Roznowski “Because my grandson was in so much pain after my daughter left him all my focus was on helping him. I never had the

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Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration BY JAIA LENT As a teenager, Juan[ii] escaped abuse in his home in Guatemala and fled to the United States. After being detained at

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Grandfamilies – celebrating the holidays For the 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren across the U.S. the holidays can be a time for both celebration and pain. BY JAIA LENT

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Love Through Generations and Across Oceans by Jacqueline Corsatea Metz Who would have thought that nearly 100 years ago, a tiny Romanian woman from a remote Romanian village would start a new

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Do Something GRAND for GRANDparents Day GRAND Media is proud to join Generations United and the national partners to bring attention to grandparents all over the world and the amazing

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