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Raising Our Children's Children
     

Raising Our Children's Children

by Deborah J. Doucette-Dudman, Jeffrey R. Lacure
 
Although grandparents as parents are becoming more and more common, our society does not understand all the issues involved. Here grandparent/journalist Deborah Doucette-Dudman and family therapist Jeffrey LaCure explore the social, legal, and emotional issues faced by grandparents as parents, such as custody battles, housing issues, and prior mistreatment of the

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Although grandparents as parents are becoming more and more common, our society does not understand all the issues involved. Here grandparent/journalist Deborah Doucette-Dudman and family therapist Jeffrey LaCure explore the social, legal, and emotional issues faced by grandparents as parents, such as custody battles, housing issues, and prior mistreatment of the children.

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Kathryn Carpenter
More than three million U.S. children live with grandparents or other relatives, but kinship care has yet to receive the social support accorded other forms of adoption and foster care. In this guidebook for grandparents parenting grandchildren, family therapist LaCure adds therapeutic guidelines to Doucette-Dudman's informed, empathic case studies. Principal issues addressed are managing stress, negotiating legal hurdles, locating support, telling children their life stories, managing conflict, and creating a stable, secure, permanent setting for children whose parents cannot or will not parent. Doucette-Dudman and LaCure stress that finding support for the extended family, without severing fragile ties with the nuclear family, and creating a home that best meets the needs of the child are the great challenges grandparents face.
Booknews
Discusses issues surrounding grandparents parenting grandchildren, using personal stories of real families to illustrate solutions to common problems. Answers questions on adoption and guardianship, integrating the birth parent, sibling rivalry, and mothers in prison, and discusses emotional issues including family secrets and when grandparents don't agree. Includes a list of resources. For general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780925190918
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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