Raising Grandkids

Raising Grandkids

Inside Skipped-generation Families

Book - 2018
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"Raising Grandkids focuses on "skipped generation" families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents to put their later lives on hold to raise their children's children. Grandparents in this situation have particular challenges, as they often have to battle their own children for custody, deal with pressures from caseworkers, negotiate their own health and financial issues, and address the guilt and resentment they may feel towards the missing son or daughter who conceived the children now in their care. As well, many fear their grandchildren will be taken away, which keeps them silent and isolated. This fear can be particularly profound for Indigenous and Metis grandparents, who bear intergenerational wounds of racism and genocide, as they struggle to create a better future for themselves and their grandchildren. No matter their background, grandparents looking for comfort, guidance, and wisdom will find meaning in this brave and clear-eyed book"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780889775541
0889775540
9780889775558
0889775559
9780889775565
0889775567
Branch Call Number: 306.8745 GARRISON
Characteristics: xv, 259 pages ; 21 cm

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