Millions Of Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandkids


More than half of the 3.1 million American kids who don’t share a house with a parent are living with their grandparents!

Citing U.S. Census data, USA Today reported that 67 percent of grandparents raising their grandchildren are under the age of 60, and 13 percent are under 45. Research is defining them as the the “skip generation” household or “grandfamilies.”

Even though raising a grandchild can add a great deal of stress to their lives, a University of Toronto researcher said, “It seems that grandparents will step forward no matter what their personal sacrifices to take care of these children.”



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