Grandparent with a Purpose
Grandparents Raising Grandkids
General information/published materials
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Connecting The Bridges: Grandparenting Grandchildren
GrandsPlace (for Grandparents and special others raising children)
AARP Grandparent Information Center
(Also check state chapters for information)
|Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family
By Sylvie de Toledo / Guilford Press
Grandparents as Parents accurately conveys the themes that are the most central to grandparents who are raising grandchildren, but the names and identifying characteristics of most of the grandparents and grandchildren mentioned in the book have been changed in order to protect their privacy. Grandparents as Parents represents the work of two authors, yet it is written from one point of view. This book is designed as both a book and a manual. You can read it front to back, following the grandparent stories that span the chapters, or you can turn to whatever chapter addresses your immediate questions, without worrying about order.
Government agencies and Financial assistance
Wyoming: Parent Education Network www.wpen.net
5 North Lobban, Buffalo, WY 82834 1-877-900-9736
"A Guide for Wyoming Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren" (PDF file)
Illinois: Illinois Dept on Aging www.state.il.us/aging
"Starting Points for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Resource Guide with Information and Services for Grandparent Caregivers" (PDF file)
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National Prayer Coordinator
Lillian Ann Penner is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren, speaker, National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network, directing the Grandparents@Prayer groups. She and her husband, John, have been married over 50 years and currently reside in Portland, OR. They have three married sons and nine grandchildren, who are the love of their life.
Lillian has been active in church ministry for over 50 years, led a mentoring ministry for women, participated in short term mission’s trip in Ukraine, and volunteered with several Christian ministries. Currently, she is involved in the leadership of a women’s Bible study and the 55+ group in her church. She blogs on several websites, as well as her own on (www.grandparentingwithapurpose.com).