Why Your Teens Need Their Grandparents

#562 – Student Story: Sarah

with host Mark Gregston

Grandparents can have a profound influence on their grandkids during the teen years. And those years can develop into rich connection and long-lasting relationship.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares how grandparents fulfill a specific and vital role in a teen’s life.

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Guardian Grandparents

teen and grandparentsI know how special grandchildren are. I have two young granddaughters, and my heart jumps a beat every time I get to see them. The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is very special.

Grandparents can also have a strong positive influence on their grandchildren. One rather well known example is President Barack Obama, who lived with his grandparents for several years.  More and more I am hearing from grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in their home.  When birth-parents are no longer able to care for a child,  grandparents must sometimes fill the void and do double-duty as guardians, instead of letting their grandchild child enter foster care. Continue reading “Guardian Grandparents”