Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Get Support & Post Your Stories

Grandparents raising grandchildren is a subject laden with questions, triumphs and struggles for those who have raised their children and are now raising their grandkids for a variety of reasons. Some have grown kids who are in prison, on drugs or

who simply don't have the skills to provide for and cope with the realities of bringing up children. Grandparents who want the best for their grandchildren have no choice but to take over the parental role.

Although raising your grandkids is a great expression of love and caring, the experience of grandparents raising grandchildren is not without its challenges and struggles, so this page is a soft place for you to land. On this page, you can post your stories and tips, grievances and worries, ask questions and get support. Since raising kids can be stressful, especially later in life when you may have bigger struggles of your own, this is place where you can be real and find your voice.

For those who want to protect their anonymity, please feel free to use your first name only in your posts or create a pen name.

To start a conversation just use the boxes below. Make sure to give your post a short but descriptive title, so other grandparents can find it and comment or start new conversations of their own. As always, please be kind and considerate of others. Offer support and ideas, rather than harsh criticism. Inappropriate or mean-spirited posts will be removed. Since all posts must be approved, your contributions will not show right away. Please help us build a resource that is helpful and supportive for grandparents raising grandchildren.

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