Any grandmothers raising grandchildren out there?

Debra - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Been raising my grandson now 5. Trying to deal with the school schedule again, since he just started Kindegarten.

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Patricia - posted on 08/20/2012

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I find so much via the Internet - you might be able to find a Grandparent support groupin your area. I find that therapy works too although it takes a lot of time and effort. It can be very difficult but in my case it has been effective. There is help out there but it can be difficult to find but be tenacious...it will be worth the effort.

Kathy - posted on 08/20/2012

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I am so glad I read your post! I have guardianship of my three grandbabies; oldest is 12 going on 13, 7 and 5! I have had them everyday for the last two years. The oldest is a male and challenges me everyday. Has no respect for me or other adults. The middle child is BD and takes meds - the kinder is pretty rough, but can be saved. I need to find a group here in my area, somedays I don't think I am going to make it and then the next day comes and I realize I made it through another day.

Lori - posted on 04/08/2012

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We are raising our granddaughters, age 6 and 8. We have had them for a year. Both my husband and I work full time...me day shfit...him night shift. The school stuff has worked itself out...the extra curricular activities are another issue :)

Patricia - posted on 04/04/2012

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I will look at "Grandparents Raising Grandkids" website too as I have two - 4 & 5 - did not expect to be raising kids again. I cannot remember being so busy but at least I am better prepared and more patient that I was with their father when he was young. I need all the help I can get.

Starla - posted on 04/04/2012

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I am raising my grandtwins (age 2). My kids are 20 and 18. I guess I'm starting over. My daughter has fallen out of the picture and now I am their only chance. I'm frustrated, but yet happy to know they are with me and safe. It's tough thinking I am going to go through raising kids all over again.... but day by day I feel a little better about it.

Kathleen - posted on 07/12/2011

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I have been raising my grandson Jayden since he was 1 year old is going to be 3 in Sept. My daughter and Jaydens father are both drug addicts.

Margaret - posted on 10/06/2009

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My daughter and her family live with me. So I am helping raise her 2 year old twin girls. My daughter recently started back to school and now she needs even more help with the girls. But they are a real joy.

Janet - posted on 10/06/2009

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hi I have 4 girls,21,19,17,14. The two older moms were 18 and 16 when they had their children. Everyone still lives at home and I look after the grandkids while their moms are at school. While I am not technically raising these children I am very much helping raise them as my girls are still pretty young

Michelle - posted on 10/03/2009

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I have a very dear friend who has been raising her granddaughters off and on for 8 years now.. one is 9 and the other is 3 ... I cant say enough how hard it is for her but, sometimes she confides in me of the daily challenges of raising her grand kids and I try to give her advice but ,i really sometimes have a hard time ... so glad to see this site on circle of moms... i will direct her this way for sure.. i am in aww of those who take on raising the grand kids and I think you are true angles.....

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Honey, join the club,,,,I've been rasing my nine-year-old grandson since he was 2....he is a joy, but he really wears me out!

Marilyn - posted on 09/25/2009

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I've been raising my grandson, Joseph James Robert (JJ) since the day he was born. He has behavioral problems. I've had to deal with a lot over the past 9 years. Some days he really tries my patience, but other days he makes up for it. I belong to the local Grandparents raising Grandchildren where I live. It helps to have other grandparents to talk to. Good Luck.

Jackie - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hi Debra , there is a new communitee started called " Grandparents Raising Grandkids" could be good for you ....jackie xx

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