So, You're Raising Your Grandkids!
Tested Tips, Research, & Real-Life Stories to Make Your Life Easier


Now an audiobook!

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 10% of all American grandparents are raising their grandkids, and the number is increasing. Included in this book are topics such as: methods for improving grandparent-grandchild communication, ideas for how you can connect with your grandchild's school, the latest child development information, and more. Hodgson draws on her 21 years of caregiving experience, including seven years of raising her twin grandkids. 


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This book reads like a parenting guide for grandparents. Some may feel that, since they are grandparents, they know how to raise kids. But remember, you are raising kids from a different perspective now and this book illuminates those differences and helps you tackle them. The author writes about family values and helps one understand what children want and how they should be treated. Raising teens can be an uphill task for anyone. The writer shares her experience raising her grandkids in their teen years, and how adolescents react to issues.

The tips Harriet Hodgson shares should be mastered by everyone as they will always come in handy at some point in life. The book is written in a flowing style, with the author listing her thoughts then explaining later in detail. This book not only educates you on parenting, but also helps to understand and cope with grief.

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Every one of the nearly 6 million GRG caregivers should have this book on-hand as a vital resource as they care for their grandkids.

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief, Today’s Caregiver Magazine,

Whatever the reason you now find yourself a GRG, Harriet’s beautifully written, well-researched, personal and sensitive book will help guide you through the many adjustments you have to make as a grandparent faced with parenting again.

Adrienne Gruberg, President and Founder, The Caregiver Space Website,

As with all of her writing, this understandable and easy-to-read contribution from Harriet Hodgson—bereaved mom, prolific author, and devoted grandmother—is wonderful! Her book is straightforward, practical and informative, and highly recommended for grandparents who unexpectedly find themselves in a parenting role.

Marty Tousley