According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), across the United States more than 5.8 million children are living in their grandparents’ homes. When parents are not able to care for their children, the grandparents may take over parenting responsibilities. To begin this discussion, watch the video Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
After watching the video, review the AARP fact sheet for your state (you will need to locate your state on the dropdown menu on the right side of the AARP website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.). Then, using the video, your state’s fact sheet, and your course text, address the following:
- Summarize the information on your state’s fact sheet.
- Explain the impact this type of situation may have on family relationships and the development of the child.
- Discuss your role in supporting families where the grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Use one additional scholarly source to support your discussion.
Wardle, F., & Fitzpatrick, T. (2016). Children & families: Understanding behavior & dynamics [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
*You must properly cite and reference the course text in every discussion. A citation is a parenthetical note within the body of your response. It comes after a direct quote or a paraphrase. A reference comes at the end of your response and refers to the required reading or material. Use in-text citations.