Grandparents Raising Children


Margaret Hollidge
* AARP's Grandparent Information Center

Joan Callender
* Author of Second Time Around: Help for Grandparents Who Raise Their Children's Kids

The latest census figures show that more than two million American grandparents are solely responsible for raising their grandchildren. Why? Divorce, family violence, teen pregnancy and poverty are some of the reasons. Juan Williams and guests look at Grandparents raising their second batch of children, next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.



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