The number of U.S. children being raised by their grandparents rose sharply as the recession began, according to an analysis of census data.
Two million, nine hundred thousand children were being raised primarily by their grandparents. This was up 16% from 2000, with a surge from 2007 – 2008. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry believes that many children living with grandparents enter that arrangement with pre-existing problems stemming from abuse and loss of parents.
Here are some suggestions for grandparents raising grandchildren:
(1) Rather than establishing rules which have an enforcement mentality, teach procedures for what you desire. Do NOT assume your grandchildren know what you want.
(2) Communicate in positive ways, such as in what you … >>>READ MORE >>> →