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The difference when your children divorce.

There is a huge difference between helping out with grandchildren, and taking sole care of them Yet, when your children divorce, your grandchildren need you more than ever. Grandparenting

When Your Children Divorce: Part Two

Jill Curtis

There is a huge difference between helping out with grandchildren, and taking sole care of them. Yet, when your children divorce, your grandchildren need you more than ever, generation gaps and all.

Part Two:

"We’re getting a divorce’ are words all parents dread to hear from their married son or daughter. There is a huge difference between helping out with grandchildren, and taking sole care of them. From the number of grandparents who contacted me when I was researching for my books on the family I became aware of the army of grandparents who have had to step in to care full- time for their grandchildren. Divorce is not the only reason for this. Emily: ‘My daughter was divorced and a year later she died of cancer. By then we had lost all contact with my ex son-in-law, so what were we to do? We have cared for Jackie since he was two years old.’

What indeed? I heard from grandparent after grandparent who for different reasons had taken on the task of parenting their grandchildren. For this to come about there must have been a tragedy or crisis in the family. It was a task always done with love, but often with a heavy heart too as strength and finances often ran out.

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