Grandparent As Parents-A Survival Guide
If you’re among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles. Updated throughout, and reflecting current laws and policies affecting families, the second edition features new discussions of kids’ technology use and other timely issues.
“With compassion, clarity, and wisdom, this book provides indispensable advice. The authors recognize the extraordinary challenges that grandparents confront in approaching parenthood for a second and unexpected time. Grandparents as Parents is a ‘must read’ that will benefit the whole family.”–Andrew Bridge, Executive Director, Child Welfare Initiative; author of Hope’s Boy: A Memoir
(Seniors Today 2013-06-17)
(Library Journal 2013-06-17)
About the Author
Deborah Edler Brown is an award-winning journalist and poet based in Los Angeles. She was a long-time reporter for Time magazine and has written for numerous other publications, including Psychiatric Times.