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Subject: Writing grandmother now caring for grandchild
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 11:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2007
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I am 61 and now caring for my grandson, who is 20 months old.  This was a sudden acquisition I was really not prepared for, but I accepted temporary custody.  Still don't know how everything will turn out.

I journal a lot, so I've started one for this experience.  It may save my life.  When I can get a spare moment, I write, and write, and write on my computer. 

Does anyone know of a book on raising grandchildren, either information or a journal type book?  I am looking online for support groups, because I surely do need one.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:21 PM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
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Hello. I wish you luck with raising your grandchild. I have sent you a PM with an e-mail address for support.

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 8:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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Hi Brenda.  It's wonderful that you are able to step in and help raise your little grandbaby.  AARP has some articles and programs for helping, I posted the link below:

http://www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/raising_grandchild/

Journaling is a great idea, if you can find the time.  When my children were that age, my journals often had pages and pages of their scribbling.  Whatever I was doing, they were doing! (Those are my favorite journals to look back on now)