Grandparents Raising Grandchildren The Cycle of Family PatternsI

There are many resources available to grandparents raising grandchildren but they're not always easy to find.The following list of books and web sites are resources that we feel provide helpful and accurate information on raising grandchildren. Grandparents as Parents A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family. Sylvie De Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown. New York The Guilford Press, 1995. This book addresses several difficult issues that grandparents face when they take on a new, and often...

Breaking negative family cycles

Problems do not have to be passed from one generation to the next. Researchers looked at families where mothers either continued or broke away from family cycles of abuse. They found that abused mothers who did not abuse their own children had one or more of the following things going for them 1 They had a stable, supportive relationship with a husband or partner. They had participated in therapy. They had received emotional support from a non-abusive adult during childhood.

Reviewers

Human Development Department of Family and Consumer Sciences North Carolina State University Maryanne Haselow-Dulin Editing Services Program Director, Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership School of Human Ecology University of Wisconsin-Madison Janet Sainer, Special Consultant Relatives as Parents Program The Brookdale Foundation Second Time Around Mary Dobbs Family Resource Center Grandparents Parenting Again Waukesha Women's Center Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

How were these sheets developed

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

We developed these fact sheets to help grandparents raising their grand-children.We used grandparent experiences and research as guides. Grandparents raising grandchildren are the experts when it comes to their own situations We also talked to professionals in the area of child development and in the field of aging. And we talked to professionals who work with grandparents raising grandchildren in the community. Grandparents and professionals reviewed and commented on earlier drafts of these...