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Grandparenting Help Guide
More and more grandparents are taking a bigger role in their grandkids’ lives. Maybe you’re shouldering some of the childcare responsibilities while both parents are working or to give a single mom or dad some relief. Maybe you’ve stepped in as the primary caretaker because the parents are unavailable or unable to care for their children. Or perhaps you simply want to strengthen the grandparent-grandchild connection so you can make the most of your time together. Whatever your situation, there are practical and emotional issues to consider as you build your relationship with your grandkids.
Bonding and secure attachment are rooted and flourish in the safety of an environment shaped by
caregivers who have the skills to remain both calm and focused much of the time. Not all loving parents
or grandparents have these skills, but they can be learned. Helpguide’s
Bring Your Life Into Balance
Toolkit teaches you the skills you need to create secure relationships with the children under your care.