According to AARP more than 2.5M grandparents are taking on the responsibility for parenting their children’s children. Often born out of necessity….an adult child is unable to care for their children because of substance abuse, or the death of a parent leaves a child in need of care. It may be a child facing foster care, where the grandparent will step in and provide continuity and love.
Whatever the circumstances that brings grandparents and grandchildren together, despite challenges of parenting for a second time, this can be an amazing, wonderful, rewarding, even lifesaving gift for both.
Here, both grandparents and grandchildren share their heartfelt stories and thoughts on their special relationship living under the same roof, as grandparents raising grandchildren