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Grandsparents Raising Kids
     

Grandsparents Raising Kids

by Rae Simons
 

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In 2005, 6 million children were being raised by their grandparents. Sometimes, their grandchildren's parents had died, sometimes they were in prison, and sometimes they just couldn't cope with raising children. When grandparents take in their grandchildren to raise, they have some difficulties most families don't have. They're older, for one thing, and they also have

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In 2005, 6 million children were being raised by their grandparents. Sometimes, their grandchildren's parents had died, sometimes they were in prison, and sometimes they just couldn't cope with raising children. When grandparents take in their grandchildren to raise, they have some difficulties most families don't have. They're older, for one thing, and they also have to deal with their own children and that relationship. But they have the wisdom and experience they've gained from raising one set of children already, and this can help. The families in this book have had both good and bad experiences, but they have learned a great deal through them.

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VOYA - Sherrie Williams
The fourteen volumes in this new series cover many different variations on the makeup of families today. Among today's fastest growing demographics are multiracial families and those families in which grandparents are raising children. The two books reviewed here take a closer look at these two variations. Each series book explores what makes up a particular type of family, and examines the challenges and strengths that different family compositions present. Other books delve into foster families, teen parents, blended families, single parents, adoptive families, and several other family types. There are certain features that remain consistent across the series. Terms to understand are defined in a sidebar along the first few pages of each chapter, and then the terms are highlighted in colored font as they occur within the text. The "headlines" feature in each book uses recent newspaper and magazine articles to offer the reader a chance to reflect on real life experiences related to each topic. Throughout each book, there are questions directed at the reader to encourage deeper consideration of their opinions and synthesis of the knowledge they have gained from the book. These slim volumes offer an adequate explanation and discussion in a visually pleasing format. This series would be very helpful for students writing reports or simply seeking information on the many definitions of the family unit that one encounters in today's society. Reviewer: Sherrie Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422298893
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
02/03/2015
Series:
Changing Face of Modern Families Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,208,552
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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