Many of these kids either don't have grandparents
or they live far away and seldom see them.
When superior court judge Pascal English asked Harvey why she stabbed her grandparents
last August, she tearfully responded, "For Sandy.
Census 2000, more than six million children across the country are living in households maintained by grandparents
or other relatives.
are continuing to take on the responsible of raising their grandchildren in the absence of parents much attention in the literature is given to women.
Census Bureau defines grandparents
responsible for grandchildren as "grandparents
who have assumed financial responsibility for food, shelter, clothing, day care, etc.
raising grandchildren: Guidelines for family life educators and other family professionals.
At this point a check of records at the CCAS uncovered old records that indicated that both grandparents
had criminal convictions and had been involved with the agency in the 1970's.
Parents also cannot use childcare vouchers, which are taken from their salaries before they pay tax and National Insurance, to pay grandparents
Summary: The corridors and classrooms were filled with smiles, laughter and pride as 600 grandparents
attended Dubai Modern High School's annual Grandparents
The campaign, run by the Basic Skills Agency, gives schools resources to help them work with grandparents
, plus ideas for activities grandparents
can do with their grandchildren, and practical information about what happens in schools.
I descend from 2 Black parents, 4 Black grandparents
, 8 great grandparents
and 16 great-great grandparents
Programs for grandparents
and grandchildren run the gamut from learning safaris in Botswana to reliving the magic of Harry Potter in a fantasy literature program in Oxford, England.
can be particularly concerned they shall lose contact with grandchildren, particularly if the breakdown of the parental relationship is acrimonious or if a parent moves to another area.
are an increasingly important part of children's lives.
Peter Corfield, managing director at RIAS, said: "As households struggle to make ends meet, it's easy to take advantage of having grandparents
on hand to help lighten the childcare load.