2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)   Grandparents have always played a vital role in family life – now more than ever! Nationwide, an estimated 2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren. Traditionally, grandparents help shape the lives of children. Their role is communicating life stories, sharing family heritage and passing down their wisdom.

This month AARP celebrates the importance of grandparenting.

 

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