Ready or not, youre a parent again. And if youre wondering how exactly youre going to raise your childrens children, youre not alone.
More than 3 million people across North America are raising their grandchildren, and like you, they have done all this parenting before. But times have changed since you raised your own children.
Now more than ever, substance usewhether opioids, alcohol, or other forms of drug addictionhas made many birth parents simply unfit for the job. Otherwise, the trouble might be mental health problems, incarceration, or immaturity. Whatever the reason for your new role, you now must help your grandchildren adjust to a shifting family dynamic, perhaps also addressing problem behaviors that stem from their difficult past.
In The Grandfamily Guidebook, authors Andrew Adesman, MD, and Christine Adamec offer expert advice together with insights from other grandparents. Youll also find practical tips, including how to cope with difficult birth parents; legal, financial, and medical issues; challenges with school and social life; and your own self-care.
With this book, youll have a practical, inspiring guide to raising a familyyour grandfamily.