BY JAIA PETERSON LENT With growing attention to the phenomenon of grandfamilies, we see increasing numbers of media articles and scholarly research about these families. But if you are a
BY JAIA PETERSON LENT With more and more grandfamilies, we’re seeing more media articles and scholarly research. But if you are a grandparent who has just begun raising your grandchild,
BY RACHEL ADAMS, EDITOR, CWLA According to 2013 data provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, almost 3 million children in the United States are not being raised by their
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By Elaine K. Williams, LMSW / CHt | What you need to know and do if you are a grandparent raising a grandchild who has, or might have, attention deficit hyperactivity
The importance of child – caregiver attachment By Elaine K. Williams Having a strong emotional bond to a parent or parental figure is important to early childhood development. The quality of
It takes nurturing and discipline to raise grandchildren who are struggling with the absence or loss of a parent By Sylvie de Toledo, LCSW/BCD Henrietta Casper has a problem.
Humor Therapy for the Elderly By Dr. Marion Somers My 76-year-old father used to laugh all the time, but ever since he started having problems with his health, he
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
By Lily Prellezo When my husband and I were raising our two daughters, I felt my family was more than enough to bring up our children. Not until I became
Information and help for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren AARP Raising Grandchildren Washington, DC 888-687-2277 Helps grandparents cope with their parenting role Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection (AFGGC)
By: Nita Knighton Thirty eight years ago my husband and I had a dream to live on a sailboat when our children were grown and on there own. Three children
My grandson is into pirates. Between the daily swashbuckling, the crooked bandanas and the black eye patch, I try to sneak in lessons about bad pirates and good pirates. It’s
Dear friends of kinship care – Welcome to a new era (we hope) that may recognize kinship care as a critical piece of raising healthy children in body and spirit.
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