“Grandparents raising their grandchildren: A review of the literature and suggestions for practice”

Hayslip, Bert, and Patricia L. Kaminski. the Gerontologist 45, no. 2 (2005): 262-269.

The study that this article discusses examined several key areas that are important to consider when raising a grandchild, including: (a) the costs and benefits of raising a grandchild; (b) the heterogeneity of custodial grandparent caregivers; (c) the critical need for social support among custodial grandparents; (d) parenting practices and attitudes among grandparents raising grandchildren; and (e) helping efforts at multiple levels with custodial grandparents; and directions for research and practice concerning custodial grandparents.


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