If you’re a grandparent raising your grandchild, you have an important responsibility. The child you are raising faces unique challenges that you need to think about. This series of nine fact sheets is designed to help you learn more about what to expect and where to turn for support.
This series is tailored specifically for grandparents raising young children (birth to age 8). The focus is on family relationships and child development rather than legal or financial issues. Topics include understanding children’s behaviors, the importance of close relationships and open communication, and maintaining contact with parents.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren was developed by specialists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension with feedback from grandparents and experts in the field. Beautiful color drawings by young artists help bring the series to life.
Visit the Fact Sheets page for descriptions of the nine available fact sheets. Feel free to download any fact sheet for sharing with others or your personal use.
A promotional flyer is available to help organizations promote the Through the Eyes of a Child-Grandparents Raising Grandchildren fact sheet series.
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