Grandparenting the Stepfamily Way

Taylor, Gordon A.
December 2001
SAA Families;Winter2001, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p11
Relates the author's experience in grandparenting a stepgranddaughter. Concern on having total legal guardianship and life-long parenting responsibilities; Lessons learned from the experience; Effect of grandparenting on the lifestyle of the author.


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