Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family

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Guilford Publications, Jul 29, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 322 pages
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Of the more than a million American grandparents who today are the sole caregivers for their grandchildren, most have found their lives changed, their finances challenged, and their parenting techniques antiquated with a new, and often traumatized, generation. An enlightening resource for all professionals who encounter this phenomenon and a perfect reading recommendation for grandparents and family members, this book offers compassion, encouragement, and fact-filled advice. It covers everything a grandparent needs to know to cope with the practical, day-to-day needs of raising a child today.

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A social worker and founder of Grandparents as Parents (GAP) support groups, de Toledo joined with freelance writer Brown to publish a practical guide for grandparents who find themselves responsible ... Read full review

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As a grandparent raising four grandchildren, this is a valuable resource. Lots of pertinent information. Read full review

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Sylvie de Toledo, L.C.S.W., B.C.D., is the founder of the organization Grandparents As Parents and the co-president of the National Coalition of Grandparents. A founder of the California Coalition of Grandparents and Relative Caregivers, she currently serves on the organization's board. She recently received a 1995 Special Achievement Award from the Southern California Psychiatric Society in recognition of her work with and for children and grandparents.

Deborah Edler Brown, a freelance writer, has written articles for numerous publications including Time, Psychiatric Times, The SelfHelper, and the Detroit Free Press.

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