Grandparents raising their grandchildren are a new demographic emerging at a staggering rate because the parents are either unwilling or incapable of raising their own children. The rational for this work is derived from the challenges this author and his wife have because of parenting their grandchildren. The research for this project has the value to offer support, wisdom, hope, and perspective for those who are parenting again as grandparents. Opportunities abound to lead grandchildren in a direction where they never would have gone had grandparents resisted the selfless act of parenting again.
This project will be approached using surveys with specific questions from other grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The survey will assist in assembling the reasons behind this new and emerging trend of parenting. The resources gathered from this project will help grandparents embrace their new role in life.