First and foremost this website/blog was built to make sure there was a place for help for grandparents raising grandchildren. Over the years this situation has gone from something that happens to an al out pandemic. As if one pandemic in a lifetime wasn’t enough now us grandparents face our second.
That’s for another day and another article. The subject of grandparents raising grand kids is such a huge subject that one article can’t come close to covering everything.
Why I was away for so long is another story and one day I may write about it but for now I just want to move forward with things that fill me with passion. My one passion of course is Everything to do with grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and the other is learning to make money online. I do both of these but of course this site is concerned with the grandparent subject.
Of course many grandparents would like to earn online so one day I will share that with you as well but that’s for another day after I get caught up with everything else.
Who Am I?-Why Am I Qualified?
This article is just to meant to be brief and to give an over view of myself and everything I expect this blog to be in years to come so here goes.
My name is Dale and I am a Grandparent raising a grandson. I am married to a wonderful woman and together we had to become more of a team than we ever thought we would have to be.
I know there are several reasons why we ended up raising our grandchildren like drugs, death, abandonment and so much more. In our case it was drugs. You can take a look at our story here.
Our grandson is 9 and came to live with us when he was one year old and will likely be with us until he is an adult.
We have gone through so many ups and downs because of our guy being brought into this world as an addict. I am qualified because of the things we have gone through but mostly because I learn from everyone and everyone that has anything to do with us raising our kids, kids.
An Overview To Why Grandparents Raise Grandchildren
Through the nine years of raising my grandson I have learned so much as to why so many grandparents are raising their grand kids. None of them make this life easier. Through the website I will try to provide as much information and suggestions. Also, will call on others to give their opinion.
Of course some reasons grandparents are raising their grand children are below and I hope to eventually touch on all of them and possibly have some guest bloggers help me out.
Parents have difficulties with addiction to alcohol or drugs
- Parents could have mental health or emotional problems
- Parents have difficulties with addiction to drugs or alcohol
- It sucks but there is also parent neglect or abuse
- Possibly one or both parents are incarcerated
- Parents were just too young to bring up a child
- Maybe the parent can’t raise the children because of physical issues or death
- Homelife is to unstable and maybe doesn’t even have a home
- Parents can’t afford to raise a child.
- Possibly a product of divorce which brings too much uncertainty
- Grandparents help while parents are working
- Parents are in militaryI am sure there are more and we absolutely will be able to explore each one out there.
Where I Want This Website To Go
Eventually I want this to be the most user website out there on this subject.
I want it to be a go to resource for absolutely everything to do with Grandparents raising their Grandchildren.
I want to be able to give advice, jokes, information, friendship, support and so much more. I want you to tell all your friends, family and contacts that are in the same boat as you.
I already have about 100 different sorts of things that I want to write about on this delicate subject but also a subject that can be very rewarding.
I guess my dream is to have an all involved go to sight for anything to do with grandparents raising grand kids.
An Introduction To My Private Facebook Page
That person is still a member of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Worldwide and she is my friend, my moderator and someone who is very active in this Facebook group.
I am happy to say that while this may not sound like a lot for others but the group now boasts over 1600 members of which many are very active.
The other thing to know is that the group is a Private Group. This means you need to answer some security questions before you can even get in.
Once inside you can chat about anything and feel comfortable because the members are all the same and nothing you say ever goes on your feed outside the group. You will see posts from other members but only because you are a member.
Lets just say you can have the piece of mind that you found a great place to unwind or ask anything you would like.
It is time for me to move forward and let the stuff behind me stay there. It’s time to make my website and my Facebook group the two best entities on the web.
I can’t wait to get this article finished so I can get back into the meat and potatoes of all my writing that I eventually want to end up on the site.
I want to say thank you to all my fans who have stuck by me and hung around and waited for Grampadale to get back online where he belongs.
So now its time to finish this post and get it published so I can start moving forward.
My name is Dale and I have been a grandparent raising a grandchild for 8 years and have been working online for much longer. You can find my business website by clicking My Home Business