Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren

Prepare for this post by watching the video clip “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”, found in this week’s module. After watching the program and reading the chapter, explore the following topics in your initial post:
1. What are some of the reasons why grandparents raise their grandchildren? Provide examples from the story and support from the any chapter in textbook.
2. Why do you think so many grandparents feel responsible for raising their grandchildren? Provide examples from the story and support from any chapter in the textbook.
3. In what ways does a grandparent raising a grandchild impact the grandparent’s social and emotional development/functioning? Which psychosocial stage (hint: Erikson!) is relevant to this discussion? Provide examples from the story and/or support from any chapter in the textbook.
4. What are some ways that society can support grandparents raising grandchildren? Provide examples from the story and provide a link to an internet resource that can support these grandparents.
Link for Video “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”:
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Telling Our Stories (Full Length) – YouTube
Link for this weeks readings:10.1 Why it Matters: Late Adulthood
10.2 Physical Development in Late Adulthood
10.3 Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
10.4 Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood