Grandpa playing guitar with grandson

In today's world, grandparents are taking on important new roles. Here’s what you need to know about building strong relationships with your grandkids and supporting their healthy development.

Many grandparents are raising their grandchildren, shouldering some of the childcare responsibilities while both parents are working or to give a single mom or dad some relief. Or perhaps you have needed to step in as the primary caretaker and are wondering about your rights and the possibility of support services. Whatever your situation, there are practical and emotional issues to consider as you build your relationship with your grandkids.