Keys To Safer Schools.com - Detection and Prevention of Violence

Shelter In Place KitsShelter In Place Kit - Nuclear Disasters (click here)
Opt: Iodine Pills & Radiation Detector

     
       
 

Search the Site

 
     
 

 

 
 

HOME

 

 

Training

 
 

Products

 
 

Services

 
 

Mission

 
 

News Articles

 
 

FREE Services

 
  Trainer Section  
 

Recommendation

 
     

Let Keys help to
Lock Out
School Violence
!
Additional Links

 

*  Download Keys Brochure

 
*  Scheduled an Event
*  Co-Sponsor an Event  
*  Register for an Event  
*  What Others Are Saying
*  About KEYS'  
*  Review Our Credentials  
*  On-Line Training  
*  Order Material Today!  
*  Anti-Violence Programs  
*  Ask The Experts!  
*  Free Handouts available
*  Free Natl Reports avai.
*  Join Our Team  
*  Link "Keys" to my site  
*  Obtain Award from us  
*  Advertise/Sponsorship  
*  Map of School Shootings

*  What's new

 

* CONTACT US

   

Signup For A FREE

School Safety Newsletter

Click Here

 

To Download archived copies of our Safety Bulletin - Click here!

 
   
Keys To Safer Schools.com

P.O. Box 296
Bryant, AR  72089-0296
(501)246-8835
"toll free" (800)504-7355

 

Email Address
Keys@keystosaferschools.com

   

Advertise your business today!!

Disclaimer

SAFER SCHOOLS NEWS-VOL. 7

 

Are You Raising Your Grandkids?

YOU'RE NOT ALONE!

With all the headlines about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing the case about grandparents' visitation rights, we noticed that few people are talking about the number of grandparents who are raising their children. This is not a new phenomenon. However, the statistics are showing that it is a situation that is becoming more and more common. The Brookdale Grandparent Caregiver Information Project based at the University of California at Berkeley Center on Aging has said that in the last 10 years, the number of children living with their grandparents has increased by 50 percent.

According to a recent AARP survey, 31% of adults are grandparents. Of that number, 8% are providing day care on a regular basis, and 3% are rearing

a grandchild.  This isn't something that just happens to a particular race or area or social class. It happens in all socioeconomic groups due to divorce, neglect, teen-age pregnancy, the death of the parents, incarceration, unemployment, abuse, alcohol or drug usage, or abandonment. It can happen to any of us.

When grandparents take on a parental role it affects many aspects of their married life. They feel more stressed due to concerns about their own health and finances. 

 

Housing may be an issue if they are living in a senior citizen complex. The issue of  medical care for the children is difficult. There is the loss of time for themselves and their dream of retirement dies. Their social life and circle changes drastically. There is also an emotional toll.  Feelings range from fear, anger, exhaustion, resentment, grief, and shame to thankfulness and joy. This type of stress can damage a marriage. It takes about a year for the average couple to make the adjustment.

Even though there are so many stresses in their lives, many grandparents report that through it all, they feel a greater purpose for their lives. Caring for their grandchildren makes them feel young and active. They say that the sacrifices are worth it. 

WHAT DO GRANDPARENT "PARENTS" NEED?

  • Education and information on the latest trends in parenting

  • Telephone hotlines
  • A break from the kids now and then (short term respite care)
  • Legal and financial advice
  • Support groups and/or counseling services that they can afford
  • More money
  • Health insurance for the grandchildren
For more information email us or click on link below:  National Website - Collection of printable, informative pamphlets for grandparents assuming primary responsibility for a child.   Written By:
Mike Nelson
Director
Keys To Safer Schools.com

Copyright 1999 All Rights Reserved

 

Interested in Developing a website with a

worldwide presence?

CONTACT WebMaster