Inside Skipped-Generation Families
Published by: University of Regina Press
250 pages, 5.00 x 8.00 in
- ISBN: 9780889775541
- Published: August 2018
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 in their care. Many grandparents, as well, find themselves overlooked or under resourced by social services, and others may struggle with additional factors such as racism. No matter their background, grandparents looking for comfort, guidance, and wisdom will find meaning in this brave and clear-eyed book.
"Garrison imbues honesty and compassion into his writing, comforting those in similar situations." — Library Journal
"Raising Grandkids is an empathetic and knowledgeable book that shows grandparents they're not alone in the challenges they face while raising their grandchildren" — Foreword Reviews