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Raising grandkids : inside skipped-generation families

Garrison, Gary (author.).

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Altoona Area Public Library 306.8745 GAR (Text) 33240004497114 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780889775541
  • ISBN: 0889775540
  • ISBN: 9780889775558
  • ISBN: 9780889775565
  • ISBN: 0889775559
  • ISBN: 9780889775558
  • ISBN: 0889775567
  • ISBN: 9780889775565
  • Physical Description: xv, 259 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Grandparents into the breach -- The CANGRANDs campout: a great-grandmother's love leaps three generation gaps -- Child welfare: keep out! -- The pride of grandparents: a support group meets -- Foster care: parenting by the dozen -- Healing from broken attachments -- A family dinner: triggers on the menu -- Indigenous grandparenting: one food in every canoe -- On the reserve -- Dances with ants -- A three-generation brain dance -- Raising a skipped-generation FASD child -- In the line of fire: shell shock and self-care -- I survive, I rescue, I organize: the roaring grandma -- Caseworkers' conflicting priorities: closing files vs. helping children -- Grandparents and the survival of the species.
Summary, etc.: "Raising Grandkids focuses on "skipped generation" families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents to put their later lives on hold to raise their children's children. Grandparents in this situation have particular challenges, as they often have to battle their own children for custody, deal with pressures from caseworkers, negotiate their own health and financial issues, and address the guilt and resentment they may feel towards the missing son or daughter who conceived the children now in their care. As well, many fear their grandchildren will be taken away, which keeps them silent and isolated. This fear can be particularly profound for Indigenous and Metis grandparents, who bear intergenerational wounds of racism and genocide, as they struggle to create a better future for themselves and their grandchildren. No matter their background, grandparents looking for comfort, guidance, and wisdom will find meaning in this brave and clear-eyed book"--Publisher's description.
Subject: Parenting
Grandparents as parents
Grandparent and child
Grandchildren Care
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Parenting Grandparenting
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Life Stages Later Years
Grandchildren Care
Grandparent and child
Grandparents as parents
Genre: Nonfiction.
Alberta author.
Edmonton author.
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