According to the US Census Bureau, more than 10% of all grandparents in the nation are raising their grandkids, and the number is going up.
You may be one of these grandparents and it's a role you never expected. Willing as you are to assume this role, you have some questions. How will I find the energy for this? Is my grandchild normal? What if I "blow it?" Each day, you look for ways to make life easier.
Help has arrived. This inspiring self-help book for grandparents raising grandchildren will:
•Help ease your worries and guilt
•Offer tips for creating a grandfamily
•Give methods for improving grandparent-grandchild communication
•Suggest ideas for how you can connect with your grandchild's school
•Provide child development information
•Recommend approaches to help your grandchild set goals
•Stress the importance of having fun together
•Offer ideas of how to foster your grandchild's hopes and dreams.
So, You're Raising Your Grandkids blends Harriet Hodgson's unbelievable grandparenting story with recent research and findings. It comes from her 21 years of caregiving experience, including seven years of raising her twin grandkids. Each chapter ends with What Works, proven tips for grandparents raising grandkids. At the end, you'll cheer for all the loving grandparents—including you—who are putting grandchildren first.
About the Author
Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance health and wellness writer for 38 years, is the author of 36 books, and thousands of print/internet articles. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support. Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother for nine years, her grandchildren for seven years, and her disabled husband for four years. She has appeared on more than 18 talk radio shows and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer's, grief, and caregiving conferences. Her work is cited in Who's Who of American Women, and World Who's Who of Women, and other directories. Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband, John. For more information about this busy wife, author, and caregiving, visit www.harriethodgson.com
"If you need reliable help in raising your grandchildren—this book could save your life! Written from the heart, it contains expert advice on helping grandchildren meet life's unexpected twists and turns. Highly recommended." —Robert L. Veninga, PhD, author, A Gift of Hope: How We Survive Our Tragedies
"As with all of her writing, this understandable and easy-to-read contribution from Harriet Hodgson—bereaved mom, prolific author, and devoted grandmother—is wonderful! Her book is straightforward, practical and informative, and highly recommended for grandparents who unexpectedly find themselves in a parenting role." —Marty Tousley
"Written from the heart, [this book] contains expert advice on helping grandchildren meet life's unexpected twists and turns. Highly recommended." —Robert L. Veninga, PhD, author, A Gift of Hope: How We Survive Our Tragedies
"Book Excellence Award Finalist" —https://bookexcellenceawards.com/2018-Finalists-c29486566?offset=90
On So, You're Raising Your Grandkids!: "Harriet Hodgson is a force. Don't miss this timely book about a group with quiet power."—Neil Chethik, author of Father Loss and the Executive Director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
"The tips Harriet Hodgson shares should be mastered by everyone as they will always come in handy at some point in life. The book is written in a flowing style, with the author listing her thoughts then explaining later in detail. This book not only educates you on parenting, but also helps to understand and cope with grief." —Literary Titan