Running Time: 28 minutes
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Families Talk About: Grandparents as Parents
In this revealing video, real people talk about becoming the primary caretakers of their grandchildren.
They discuss issues such as establishing a support network,
adapting their parenting style for a new generation,
breaking the cycle, and
planning for the future.
Features interviews with grandparents including Karen, whose grandchildren have severe learning disabilities due to their mother’s drug addiction.
Also features Ruby and Gene, who have reared their grandson Derrick since his birth. They discuss the problems that arise when Derrick’s mother periodically reappears in his life, and their battle to obtain legal custody of their grandson.
Comes with discussion questions and public performance rights.