Divorce can be one of the most difficult
challenges facing today's families. The resources below can provide information to help you and your family. Check out the links for more information.
Friendship and Support information click here.
For information on the physical and emotional signs of stress and how to reduce stress, click here.
is one of the
most rewarding roles a person will
ever fill. It can also be one of the most difficult. Parents shape a child
through their actions, words and love. The resources below
can help answer your questions about parenting.
Grandparents can do more for us than anyone else in
the world - they sprinkle stardust in our eyes.
The Very Important Roles
Family “Watchdog” ~ Helping family members
during times of crisis.
Nurturer ~ Nurturing family values and providing emotional
Family Historian ~ Providing a sense of family history
and passing down rituals, traditions, and family values.
Companion ~ Forming special relationships with grandchildren.
Children Feel Close to Grandparents
grandparent is an enjoyable person to be with.
grandparent has expressed special interest, love, and appreciation
have great admiration for my grandparent ~ the attitudes and values
or the things my grandparent has accomplished.
can relax and feel comfortable around my grandparent.
grandparent helps me feel proud of myself
know my grandparent will always be available to help me or encourage
and support me.
grandparent listens to and understands me and treats me as an individual.
grandparent’s admiration makes me want to be a credit to my
grandparent expresses much affection for me with words and hugs.
grandparent has taught me many things.
Source: Kennedy, G.E. (1991). Grandchildren’s
reasons for closeness with grandparents. Journal of Social Behavior
and Personality, 6, 697-712 as cited in Parenting: A Life Span Perspective
by Carole Martin & Karen Culbert, 1997.
Check out the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren website, Building Bonds Across Generations, and the links on the right for more information.