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Grandparents Raising Kids

Title

Grandparents Raising Kids

Authors

Rae Simons

Publisher

Mason Crest Publishers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781422214961

Pages

64 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full-length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

In 2005, 6 million children were being raised by their grandparents. Sometimes, their grandchildren's parents had died, sometimes they were in prison, and sometimes they just couldn't cope with raising children. When grandparents take in their grandchildren to raise, they have some difficulties most families don't have. They're older, for one thing, and they also have to deal with their own children and that relationship. But they have the wisdom and experience they've gained from raising one set of children already, and this can help. The families in this book have had both good and bad experiences, but they have learned a great deal through them.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Kinship care; Legal guardianship; Multiracial; grandparents raising grandchildren; multiple races

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

multiple

Keywords

grandparents as parents; child rearing

Diversity Impact

direct

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