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Grandmothers raising Grandchildren

This group is for grandmothers who are for whatever reason raising a grandchild or children. Lets talk and share ideas about the unique and not so unique joys and struggles we face day to day.


raising my granddaughter

i have custody of my granddaughter and i have been taking care of her off and on for many years. mother and father do not want to grow up and take responsibility but now my son...


Raising 3.5 year old granson

Child's parents divorced before 2 years. His father is our youngest son. Mother is BiPolar, has Borderline Personality Disorder and HIV+ ... child and our son are HIV negative....



Hello everyone! I am a grandmother of 5 with one on the way. I have 3 granddaughters ages 15, 14, and 8. 2 grandsons ages 17mos, and 15mos. It is the 15 year old that my...


I am new

i am new and just checking things out and well wondering why my 19mth old grandson isnt talking alot more..Is it normal I wonder


New Here

Hi just wanted to intro. myself i am Patty and I am raising 4 of my 8 grandchildren. my daughter age 29 passed away 5 months ago and now i get to raise her 4 kids ages 7, 6, 4,...



I am 54 and my husband is 60. We are the parents of 3 kids (son,36; daughter, 28; daughter,25) My son had a daughter with a young girl in 1998. They could not adequately take...


It's not easy.

Hi I am a 58 year old single woman and have been raising my grand daughter for the past seven years. She was born drug dependent so she wasn't an easy baby. She stayed in the...


New to group...

Hello ladies! I am new to this group and just wanted to introduce myself. Janene, 41, raising the 1st daughter (Emily) of my 23 yr old daughter. I have had Emily since she...


Running out of steam

Hi Everyone: My name is Elinore and I'm the grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 1. I am pretty much raising my little grandaughter Hannah who is turning 4 in April. Her...


Woke up refreshed!

I have been on many rollercoasters as that is usually how life runs. Over the last 18 months I have taken one hell of a ride emotionally and physically. I have had questions...


I Need Some Advise

My 16 y/o just had a baby in March. Her 18 y/o boyfriend is supportive of her. She counts on him to breath! They neither one have bonded with the baby. They neither one have...


Then vs. Now

Hey Grammies! I'm Curious...... In regards to raising your second set, what parenting philosophies of yours have changed? What are you doing now that you didn't do...