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What's so grand about grandparenting?
Find ideas for activities with your grandchildren, connecting over long distances, caring full-time for your grandchildren and the role of step-grandparenting.
An archive of articles from Grand Times on activities, visiting, conversations, finances and sharing your perspective with the next generation.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Sometimes a grandparent has to step up to being a parent again, and if you find yourself raising a grandchild full-time, you are not alone. In 2000, more than two and a half million people in the U.S. were raising one or more grandchildren. Learn about federal and state government benefits and assistance, childcare options, and children’s health and safety facts.
Practical Tips and Tools
Making the Most of Your Time with Grandchildren
Families lead such busy lives—how do grandparents fit in and offer a meaningful relationship to their grandchildren? Here are some tips and ideas for activities.
Grandparenting Today - from the LegacyProject.org
Do you think being a grandparent is babysitting and presents? You bring much more to the relationship with your grandchild than that. This site offers insight into the role of a grandparent, as well as tips for successful visits and long-distance bonding.
Online Resources
AARP: Grandparenting
Find state fact sheets for grandparents raising children, visitation rights, stress and healthy living.
Grandparent Information Center (GIC) Local Support Database
Use a search engine to find grandparenting resources near you.
Consumer Product Safety Commission: A Grandparents' Guide For Family Nurturing & Safety
Renowned pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton and Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Ann Brown discuss the importance of grandparenting and making your home safe for your grandchildren’s visits.









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