Parenting Your Grandchildren
You’re getting older, you’ve raised your children and you’re ready to start the next phase of your life when suddenly…
YOU ARE A PARENT AGAIN!
Only this time you are raising your grandchild (or grandchildren).
Fear and panic set in. It’s been a long time since I’ve raised a small child, can I really do this again?
The truth is YES, you can! There are many grandparents these days who have had to step in and become parents to grandchildren due to dire circumstances involving their children, such as:
- Drug Addiction of one or both parents. This is the most common reason.
- Death of parent(s) (car accident, drug overdose, etc…)
- Incarceration of one or both parents.
- Serious illness of parent.
- Parent(s) inability to care for child(ren).
- Neglect and/or abuse of child(ren)
Whether your grandchild(ren) is an infant, toddler, young child or a teen, this will be a big change in your life and there will be many adjustments you will need to make. You will also be dealing with your feelings about your own child’s situation, which can be very difficult for a parent.
Becoming a parent all over again can be very overwhelming at first, but eventually things will come together and you will find that parenting again can be a wonderful rewarding experience. This is true whether you are a grandparent or another family member raising another family member’s child(ren).
A grandparent with a ton of love in their heart raising their grandchild(ren) is absolutely priceless!
Within my site you will find information on the many issues involved with parenting again, and many helpful subjects and tips that are directly related to us grandparents.
Please leave a comment below if you have a question or advice you would like to share. I would also love to know more about you and your “grandparenting” experiences and adventures! I would also love to hear from other relatives who are raising a family members child. I will always respond quickly to comments.
Let’s all help each other!