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I 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”