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Grandparents and their Role in a Child's Life

- Grandparents play a major role in a child’s life. When children do not have the emotional support they need from their parents, they turn to their caregivers, the “Grandparents”. The era of the baby boomers has changed drastically. Grandparents are not as nurturing today as they were decades ago. However, there are some modern grandparents today, which share the same values as those of the prior decades. My children have the pleasure to have met both their maternal and paternal grandparents. Although, they have several grandparents, they are very close to their paternal grandmother....   [tags: Grandparents, ]

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Influence Of Grandparents On The Lives Of Children

- The Influence of Grandparents in the Lives of Children Grandparents play important roles today in the most family, and they influence their grandchildren 's physical development, cognitive development, and social and personality development. "In 2010, about one in 14 U.S. children (7 percent) lived in a household headed by a grandparent—for a total of 5.4 million children, up from 4.7 million in 2005" (Scommegna,2012) (1.More U.S. Children Raised by Grandparents). It shows that every fourteen children in the United States; at least one child is living or raising by his or her grandparents by 2010....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Family therapy]

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Grandparents Are A Family Safety Net

- “For Many in the U.S, Grandparents are a Family Safety Net.” reads an August 2011 headline published by the Press Herald. This has proven true over and over again as grandparents are often considered the “glue “that holds the family together. These patriarch/matriarchs (regardless of age) offer priceless advice, leadership, and comfort in crisis situations. Their life experience, witt, and wisdom make for essential elements of the family unit. These individuals wear a variety of hats. In many situations, grandparents are forced; not by law but by affection and personal moral to take on the role as the primary caretaker of the child....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Grandparent, Fosterage]

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My Parents And My Grandparents

- Throughout my entire life, there is not a time when I can think that my grandparents were not involved in my life. When thinking about my relationship with my grandparents there are many different things that come to mind. My grandparents and I have always been super close. I am always over at their house helping them do different things, going shopping together, eating dinner together, and so much more. When reading in the textbook there are five styles of grandparents that have emerged. They are formal, fun seeker, surrogate parent, reservoir of family wisdom, and distant figure....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Coco]

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Living At My Grandparents ' House

- Originally, I was born in San Antonio, Texas to my parents Tammy and Richard Hernandez on August 25, 1998. My family moved to Pearsall once I was about 1 year old so that we could live closer to family and that my parents could work without having to leave me alone with a babysitter, instead leaving me with my grandparents. Living at my grandparents’ house was just like any traditional Hispanic household, except we mainly spoke English only learning a few words in Spanish. By traditional Hispanic household I mean lots of people in a relatively small house, the kitchen being the heart of the home, and the elders in the house being the most revered and respected....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling]

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Grandparents Are Your Best Of Friends

- Grandparents are your best of friends, and the most kindness person you would ever meet. They love and care about their granddaughters very much. Children enjoy spending time with their grandparents because they are full of stories and always seem to have candy or cookies with them. Children are always excited about their grandparents visiting especially on holidays and birthdays. They hoped that one day they would see their granddaughters grow up and make a difference in the world. In the long run, their life was turned upside down, and they never get to see that day come to pass....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, James]

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Personal Reflection On My Grandparents

- Personal Reflective Despite the common opinion that they have the ideal job, grandparents are underrated. They often have the hardest job in a family. Many might disagree with that statement, (especially parents), but I think that it is true. Grandparents are seen as the nice ones in the family who let you have that sweet that your parents do not, take you out for wee jaunts or give you money when you have exhausted your account at the Bank of Mum and Dad. However, grandparents are often the ones holding families together- families which are quite often very different and, in many cases, disagreeable....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, Grandparent]

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My Grandparents Are An Interracial Couple

- My maternal grandparents are an interracial couple. My grandmother was born and raised in Japan and my grandfather was raised in Oklahoma. Roughly around 60 or so years ago my grandfather was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. The rest of their story is history, they fell in love and got married. My grandmother took a huge leap of faith and moved to America. She has told us many stories about the racism she experienced and how hard it was to come to a new unfamiliar place. Prior to reflecting on this paper I never thought about parents also being an interracial couple, they are my parents so it is normal to me....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, High school, Race]

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My Grandparents ' Farm House

- I miss my grandparents’ farm house a great deal. I miss the delicious, home cooked meals my grandma made for lunch every Sunday. I miss playing with Rascal and Ginger, a cheerful border collie and a protective mutt. I miss cruising around on the Kawasaki Mule with my brother and uncle. I miss riding on the wheel cover of the gigantic tractors while my uncle drove and count the hay bales in the fields. I miss playing pool upstairs with the entire family. I miss all the cats, even though I’m allergic to them....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Hay, Tractor]

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A Cultural Connection Between The Grandparents And Their Grandchildren

- “Young people need something stable to hang onto – a cultural connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” This quote by Jay Kesler hits the nail on the head. There is so much information to learn and glean from our grandparents, however, it appears nobody in this generation is wanting to spend time with them to deepen their knowledge. I understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to have grandparents as they either have passed away, otherwise perhaps there just isn’t a decent relationship between the grandparents and their grandchildren....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Willow, Grandma Moses]

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The Desert Of Grandparents ' House We Go

- Over the bridges and through the desert to grandparents’ house we go During spring break in 2012, my family went on a very interesting trip. We were looking forward to going to the famous Getty museum and taking a trip to Disneyland, however, my grandparents got in the way. The thirteen hour two day journey to California was anything but interesting. My brother and I read books and listened to music to occupy the time but the journey was still brutal. After a long ten hour journey we made it to our swanky Las Vegas hotel....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Swimming pool, Rooms]

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Grandparents Are The Two Most Favorite People

- They say grandparents, are the two most favorite people in the world to children. Grandparents are the main characters of your childhood, they are the ones that leave you with the most beautiful memories of your life. Some grandparent’s teach you a very valuable lesson of life, they teach you respect, hard work, family values, and unlimited love. They show you their love in many ways, they say I love you in words as well as actions. Grandparents are the ones that sometimes get you out of trouble and guide you to the correct path....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films, Girl]

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Grandparents Can Have A Big Impact On My Life

- Grandparents can have a big impact on how grandchildren make decisions in their lives. They usually either have a positive or a negative effect on their youngsters and sometimes in rare cases can have both a positive and negative effect. In my case I was fortunate enough to have two grandparents that both had a positive influence on me. The one with the biggest influence on me is my Grandpa Herb. My grandfather is extraordinary, one of a kind, he has a strong sense of loving, caring, and loves joking around with his grand-sons and grand-daughters....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle]

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The Grandparents : A New Generation Of Grandparent Who Has Been Portrayed By Different Authors From Different Perspectives

- The grandparents figure has been portrayed by different authors from different perspectives. Lahiri’s presented grandparents-grandchildren relation from the perspective of an immigrant family as it is easy for her to depict such characters because she is all through an American-Indian, brought up in the midst of her immigrant parents. Through the character of Ruma’s father, Lahiri represent a new generation of grandparent who has well adjusted themselves in his own way of living. Unlike stereotypical parents, Ruma’s father prefers to live his retired life in his own terms therefore; he denies staying with his daughter in spite of Ruma’s repeated request....   [tags: Family, Mother, Grandparent, Father]

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The Effects of Parenting by Grandparents

- Extended family can influence the upbringing on children in multiple ways. To properly review and analyze research in this particular area, it is necessary to highlight important information from which formed this foundation. Extended family members have direct influences on children by serving as their role models in aiding them with success, encouragement, support and guidance (Jæger, 2012). Grandparents, crucial extended family members, which have a direct interaction with their grandchildren when they are in need of help or assistants....   [tags: Extended Family Members, Role Models]

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December at My Grandparents' House

- It stood out from all the rest in the peaceful neighborhood where my grandparent’s house was. The glittering white paint that seemed to never fade, the garden where rose bushes, lilies, elephant ears, trumpet plants and hibiscus filled the earth around you with welcoming colors and the sense of warmth and love. Every awaking moment of my childhood was spent there. My grandparents house was a place of comfort and security, and yet also one of sorrow. December never fails. It is the coldest month of the entire year, every year, yet that never stopped anyone from gathering at my grandparent’s house for my birthday and Christmas....   [tags: family, family values, family tradition]

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Importance Of Thanks For Grandparents

- “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.” This quote by William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers, shows just how important it is to be thankful for everything you have, no matter how small it may seem. There are many things in life to be thankful for, but I feel that three of these things, which are grandparents, food, and the country America (if you reside in it), are some of the most important to give thanks to. Grandparents are a parent of one’s father or father, hence the name “Grand-Parent.” These members of the family are the highest ranking in the family hierarchy, but this does not stop them from being easygoing or fun to...   [tags: Debut albums, Gift, Gratitude, Family]

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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

- Grandparents raising their grandchild/ren are slowly becoming a raising epidemic in today’s society. This new trend of grandparents raising their grandchildren has become the focus of many researchers. Researchers are exploring the health perspective and the emotional perspective, but there is little research on the policies that must change to accommodate neither this new family structure nor the social issues surrounding it. This paper will take information from ten sources and two interviews to give a clear perspective of this growing population in social work practice....   [tags: epidemic, society, health, emotional, children]

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Summers With My Grandparents

- I remember as a young child about 9 years old always given the privilege to visit my grand parents in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the summers. I loved my grandparents with all my heart since they were the only set I had ever known. My father had left my brother and I at a young age and his parents had seemed to have left as he did. Every now and then they would resurface but never really had any part in my life. My mother’s parents were known to all of us as “Maw-maw and Paw-Paw”. With me being from the North all the Yankees addressed their grandparents as “Grandma and Grandpa”....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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My Great Grandparents By The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- When it comes to my family, everything is erratic. While there are some specific movements that are identifiable there are many more movements that are random, or have been made justifiably to support other family members. On both sides of the family I have been blessed enough to meet five of my great grandparents. This is a truly amazing feeling, the last of my great grandparents passed away earlier this year at the age of 103 so hopefully longevity is something that runs deeply through our bloodlines....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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The Role Of Social Support On The Health Of Grandparents Who Were Raising Grandchildren

- The study done by Hayslip, Blumenthal and Garner ( 2015) focused the role of social support when it came to foreseeing the health of grandparents who were raising grandchildren. The sample size of this study included 86 grandparent guardians over the course of one year. Participants of this study were requited throughout the US and Canada (Hayslip, Blumenthal and Garner, 2015). The sample has 89.2% being white with a majority at 66.7% being married and female (Hayslip, Blumenthal and Garner, 2015)....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Old age]

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

- December 16, 2011 led to a wonderful bond and an unexpected change in my life. My son and his girlfriend were young parents, barely 17 years old, I ended up providing everything my granddaughter needed from the moment she was born. After living with me for 20 months in a moment of rage my son and his girlfriend took my granddaughter in the middle of the night and left without a trace. Typically, a grandparent was the one that spoiled the grandchildren and then sent them home with the parents. Now they have to take on the role of parent when the child’s parents are incapable or disinclined to parent sufficiently (Administration for Children And Familie, Region IV)....   [tags: Drugs, Teen Pregnancy, Finance]

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Grandparents Have A Family Crisis At Hand

- In Casper and Bianchi’s Grandparenting reading, grandparents have always been portrayed as heroic figures that come to the rescue whenever there’s a family crisis at hand. The family dynamic has become more diverse where now you’ll see grandparents co-parenting or completely raising their grandchildren. While young black adults believe grandparents should have a parental role in rearing grandchildren, young white adults oppose to the idea. They believe the role of parenting should only be the parent and that grandparents should only maintain contact....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Grandparents Are The Best Of Friend And Kind Person You Will Ever Meet

- Grandparents are the best of friend and kind person you will ever meet. They love and care about their granddaughter very much. Children enjoy spending time with their grandparents because they are full of story and they always seem to have candy or cookie with them. Children are always excited to about their grandparents ' visitations especially on holidays or birthdays. They hoped that one day they will see their granddaughter grow up and change the world. A Long the way their life turn upside down and they never get to see that day comes to pass....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films]

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Childhood Memories of my Grandparents' Home

- When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet there is still one place I can count on to take me back to that state of mind, my grandparent’s house and the land I love so much. Their house was old. My grandparents lived in it most of their adult lives. It was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Mark Sakamoto 's Forgiveness : A Gift From My Grandparents

- Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness: A Gift From My Grandparents is an intergenerational family biography, placed within the historical account of the Second World War. Mark bases his story on the interviews he took with his grandmother Mitsue Sakamoto and grandfather, Ralph MacLean, the stories they tell provide a unique vessel through which human tragedy can be understood. It also links two families, through understanding and forgiveness, which is the motivation Sakamoto needs to begin his own process towards recovery....   [tags: Family, World War II, World War I, Grandparent]

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Parenting for the Second Time

- Parenting can be a challenge the first time around, but many parents are finding themselves parenting for a second time, this time around, as the child’s grandparents. Grandparents may assume the role of parent for their child’s children when there are problems of substance abuse, abuse and neglect, incarceration, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, divorce, and death. (Dolbin-MacNab, 2006, p.1) Grandparents usually are not expecting to have to parent again, this is the time most are enjoying their new found freedom....   [tags: Grandparents, Study]

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The Importance of the Elderly in Rudolfo Amaya´s A Celebration of Grandfathers

- “If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength,” (Proverb). Remember sitting on the porch swing with grandpa and listening to him rant and rave about what seemed utterly irrelevant. What about the time that you got backhanded for rolling your eyes at crazy Mrs. Roberts when she would preach ‘life lessons’ at you. However, with age, it has become more and more apparent that maybe Mrs. Roberts wasn’t that far off from what is really the problems most fail to see. In today’s generation, the elderly have often been put on the back burner when they shouldn’t be....   [tags: Elderly, Grandparents]

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Life in Thailand: What My Grandparents Told Me

- The free and carefree life in Thailand sounds good, doesn’t it. I was first told about Thailand from my grandparents. They told of its inexpensive living, beautiful sites, and its diverse culture. Initially, they didn’t say much about it, but I knew they could tell me stories for days based on their experiences in Thailand. This sparked my interest very quickly. Thailand was first brought up when my grandparents talked to me about someday traveling to Thailand with them. Knowing next to nothing about Thailand, I was determined to find out as much as I could before I would be ready to travel there....   [tags: personal recount]

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The Family Is An African American Pair Of Grandparents -ernie And Audrey

- Anderson Family The Anderson family is an African-American pair of grandparents –Ernie and Audrey—raising their daughter’s three children. Their daughter and her husband were killed in a car accident recently; however, the grandchildren had been living with the grandparents before this untimely tragedy due to financial hardships experienced by the family. There are three children, two of which appear to be adjusting well, and have supports in place. The main concern of Ernie and Audrey surround their 3-month old granddaughter, Artesia....   [tags: Family, Developmental psychology]

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The Main Differences Between His Experience And That Of His Grandparents

- 1. What does Chaukamnoetkanok see as the main differences between his experience and that of his grandparents. While both Chaukamnoetkanok and his grandparents’ experiences were very similar, Chaukamnoetkanok points out that there are two main differences. First, the motivation for their immigration was drastically different. Chaukamnoetkanok states “Ar-kong migrated from China mainly for economic reasons. My parents’ main objective for migrating was the education of their children” (Foner 338)....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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My Grandparents : Being The Luckiest People In The World

- Why is it important to be thankful. Well, there are many families and children who live in impoverished neighborhoods and don’t have much to be grateful for, yet they act like the luckiest kids in the world. People in poor neighborhoods act like the luckiest people in the world because they are alive, hey have barely enough food and water to live, and hey can barely provide for their children. People always need to be thankful, t brings peace and kindness to the people around you. People who aren't grateful tend to make other people mad because they might not be able to afford that object and bring hatred of the people around you....   [tags: Chocolate chip cookie, World, Debut albums]

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My Grandparents Were Born The United States

- Beginning in the early 1940s my grandparents were born. The United States was a different place back in the day compared to now. For example my grandmother Sandy Kraft had quoted that “In 1967 a loaf of bread cost $0.22, a postage stamp was $0.05, and the average rent paid was $125.00” Compared to today’s numbers this was relatively cheap. Although, they did not make as much due to inflation and many other economic reasons. On December 7, 1941 my grandmother Ellen Darna was born. She quoted that “on this day in history, the Empire of Japan struck the U.S....   [tags: World War II, United States, Technology]

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Memories From My Grandparents Home: Journal Entry

- What a great feeling of happiness and peace waking up in my Grandparent's huge but also old house, that grew smaller each time I got bigger. The humble pinkish house that my grandparents moved into back in the 80s. They built his dream job right next to their house in Coral Way. From the squeaky chair swing you can see people yelling at each other or hear them talking so loud. When you look to the left you can see where me and my cousins would play freeze tag on the cut green grass, of course no one could ever catch me cause I will hide in small places in the backyard....   [tags: Ancestors, Familly]

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Being Raised by Grandparents

- He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]

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Parenting As A Grandparent

- In America, there are many kinds of families. I decided to research parenting in the case that the Grandparent is a main caregiver. I also want to contrast the difference that parents have being a first-time parent, versus a being a parent as a grandparent. The book says, “In general, skipped-generation families have several strikes against them” but also says, “[the] discussion of grandparents who live with their grandchildren should not obscure the general fact that most grandparents enjoy their role…” (Berger, 486)....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Parent, Father]

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Grandparents' House

- Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana

- Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana Problem Statement The clinical problem in this case study was that grandmothers as the caregivers reported very incomplete or no support from the extended family, and their deprived health worries compromises their financial situations. Some reported of body pains like arthritis and firm work at their age. None of the participants had a decent source of earnings that will help in caring for their orphans. They depended on typically old age pension and cottage and farming (Shaibu, 2013, p....   [tags: grandparents, caregivers, government]

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The Year that Changed My Family Forever

- ... On entering the driveway, I look around, everything has changed. The kiwi trees have entwined branches and grown to create a roof over the wooden frame that acted as the garage. There is a thick layer of dirt over the once dark red floor tiles outside. The once white table and chairs now are brown even though they have been underneath a roof to shield them. The once neatly kept farmland, now looks like an abandoned piece of land with weeds and overgrown plants everywhere. All the plants on the balcony have withered and died away....   [tags: grandparents, memories, house]

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The Key Role of Grandparents in Providing Childcare in Today´s Society

- ... Lone parents or single parents are increasingly a common scenario due to the high number of children born to unmarried mothers (European Commission, 2013; Shattuck and Kreider, 2013) and high divorce rate (Timonen et al., 2009) in today’s society. It is probably worth asking if lone parenthood is a new scenario. Is it only occurring as a trend in the modern days. Have the causes for lone parenthood changed over the years. Thane (2010) reported that history shows that lone parenthood is not a recent trend....   [tags: family, belonging, identity, culture, preserver]

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The House in Peru

- ... Once I open the door to the front porch I will find myself in an upper area that included all the accessories for the shop, after walking down another two big steps, you would find yourself in the living room where I would remember playing with Graisy. After I entered the living room I would go through a door, to find myself in a hallway, the first door was the kitchen, a door down to my right would be Graisy’s room and to my left my grandparent’s room. After you keep walking down the hallway, you will find yourself with a big open area that had no roof, the open area included a door to the bathroom, and a huge sink where we would get water from and also shower Graisy....   [tags: grandparents, memories, rooms]

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The Grandparent Potion Of My Interview

- In the grandparent potion of my interview, I interviewed my grandpa Marvin, my grandpa is the father to my mother and uncle. My grandpa said that before him and my grandmother had children, they decided that one of them would go to work, while the other parent stayed home with the children. My grandpa said that back then that is how it was though because everyone had a parent at home and a parent at work. It saved them money too, because they did not have to look for childcare for the children. As soon as my grandparents started to have children, my grandfather went to work, while my grandmother stayed home to take care of the children and house....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Parent, Mother]

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The 's Abandonment By Her Mother, And The Dysfunctional Qualities Of Her Grandparents

- Wuornos’s abandonment by her mother, and the dysfunctional qualities of her grandparents would have been a contributing factor to the behaviours of her later life. The importance of attachment within the family unit is outlined in Ainsworth’s 1969 study of attachment between primary caregivers and infants (Bretherton, 1992). Ainsworth described three categories of attachment styles for infants (1) secure, a child showing secure attachment to their caregiver (2) ambivalent-insecure, the infant showing a “clingy” attachment to the caregiver, and (3) avoidant-insecure, a child avoids the caregiver....   [tags: Attachment theory, Psychology]

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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home

- Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation]

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Waiting for my Silver Star

- It all Started with a blind date gone right. My sisters and I were throwing a party and my sister, Mildered, was being set up with a man named Regis. As the party started and Regis and his friends arrived it was not mildered Regis talked to. It was me. Although he was four years older than I we started dating, it was great. We had been dating for about two years when Regis came to my house and told me the news. I remember it clearly it was a sunny September day and we planned on going to the park for a picnic with our friends....   [tags: the true story of how my grandparents met]

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Death in Do Not Go Gentle, City Cafeteria, Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents

- Death in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, City Cafeteria, And Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents        Death is a highly personal event. It affects each of us differently. It affected Peter Kocan's man in the City Cafeteria by making him look empty and disoriented. It affected Dylan Thomas by making him think about what there was afterward, and what you could do to avoid it. Death even affected Robert Lowell by making him realise how much it changed his life. I, fortunately, seem to have avoided death in many ways, but also have been touched by it, even recently....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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My Grandparent’s House

- My Grandparent’s House It was another summer at my grandparent’s house that I woke up to one sunny Saturday morning. The smell of eggs, bacon, and tortillas was a greeting to the home-cooked breakfast I could sense as I lie in the bedroom still lightly dreaming. I could hear my grandpa in the distance, chopping wood for the stove my grandma was cooking with. Very old fashioned my grandparents were, convincing me to become more independent, I always enjoyed their company. It was a summer where I would be taught the value of wisdom and of the people I love....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Comparing My Education and My Grandparent's Education

- My education and my Grandparent's education have been extremely different. My education has seemed to evolve around everything electronic; most of it has came from books and computers. My Grandpa said most of his education came from work. Grandpa graduated from high school in 1957. My Grandma did not graduate, but she received her G.E.D. in 1982. Grandpa said there wasn't much too his high school education. He said there wasn't anything electronic in the school at that time, calculators or computers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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An Interview Of A Grandparent And Grandchild

- So much of the world changes from one decade to the next, even more so from one generation to the next. We often hear parents say they are raising their children in a new world, unrecognizable from that which they grew up in. Children say their parents are from a different time and just can’t understand where they are coming from today. So what differences would we find in an interview of a grandparent and grandchild. What similarities could there possibly be. There is a 62 year age difference between the two subjects I interviewed....   [tags: Adolescence, High school, Family, Difference]

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Personal Statement : Being A Grandparent

- As a grandparent I would allow my children to learn as fully as they are able to learn from their kid(s) without stepping in to much. I would try to help my children identify areas that they may not be able to see in my grandchildren that are unique to him or her to help my grandchildren best develop. The skills I would want to impart on to my children would be to understand who they are, who they truly are. So that they can teach the core issues that need to be addressed. If my children have a good or decent handle on these things it will help them be able to identify it their own children....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Woman, Need]

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Children Should Not Be A Grandparent

- Your child comes to you and tells you that she needs to have a serious talk with you and your wife. She is frowning, sucking up her tears, and speechless. You see that there is nothing good that is going to be said in this conversation. “I’m pregnant!” she says. Your teenager comes to you that claiming that they are going to have a child. You are going to be a grandparent. You start to think what you did wrong, how she is going to balance school, the child, and her life. Many parents can agree that they would never want to see their child raise another child....   [tags: Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Family]

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Being Raised With A Grandparent

- Being raised with a grandparent has its challenges, but for me, it was the best thing that ever happened. I was around two months old, and my grandmother was fifty-five when my mother brought me to live with her. As I grew older, I developed a personality that replicated my grandmother’s. She was a very strong minded person, and was not easily persuaded. She was not strict, but strongly enforced her rules. My grandmother was a leader in every situation. I never saw her cry. In our house, crying was a sign of weakness....   [tags: High school, Family, Middle school, College]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Jabari '

- JABARI (8 months) eats a bowl of cheerios and applesauce. A TV broadcasts coverage of a catastrophe. WAYNE FREEMAN (40) attempts to find the location of his wife JALA, who was attending a conference near the site of the catastrophe. Thirteen years later, an angry Jabari waits with his father in the waiting room of a therapist office. DR. JONES tries to make sense of why Jabari was expelled from school and talk through their issues. Jones sends Jabari out of the room and talks privately with Wayne and suggests that Wayne focus on making himself happy and perhaps sending Jabari away to stay with his grandparents....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Parents Raising Children : The Effects

- Grandparents Raising Children: The Effects The substantial increase in the number of grandparents assigned as primary caretakers for the well-being of their grandchildren is on the rise in society. Grandparents play a significant part in the life of the child but when grandparents assume the parental role and take on the duties and responsibilities of a custodial parent, several stressors can surface which may cause strain within the family structure. This paper will examine the emotional and social effects this placement has on the grandparents, discuss possible challenges that may arise and briefly incorporate research on consequences that develop in the child due to lack of support and re...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Emotion, Childhood]

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My Experience With A Canadian Individual

- As a Canadian individual in 2016 I have a very diverse family. My mother and father’s families are very different, but have both been involved in conflict. When discussing my family I will discuss my great grandparents and their experience with conflict in Europe. Furthermore I will talk about their values that have been passed on to me, how these values shaped my idea of conflict and how they shaped my idea of conflict resolution. My great Grandparents immigrated to Canada from Europe after WW2....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Exploring Your Ethnic Roots Will Not Only Enhance Your Understanding Of Your Family History

- Exploring your ethnic roots will not only enhance your understanding of your family history but it will show ways it has shaped you. I am a 24-year-old heterosexual Hispanic woman that was raised in Fresno, California in a Catholic family. As an able-bodied citizen, I considered my social class upbringing to be middle class because I always had the necessary resources growing up. Being raised within the Mexican culture has helped me identify with myself. I sought information from my parents to determine their experiences in the United States and how that has affected me today....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Genetic Family History Assessment Contains Information About Family Structure And Relationships

- A genetic family history assessment contains information about family structure and relationships. A typical nurse will use a three-generation family pedigree to gather the information. By doing so, nurses can be aware of which family members are at risk for disorders from a genetic component. Therefore, they can be provided with lifestyle advice, recommendations, and referrals to appropriate specialists (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco & Hanson, 2015). A genetic family history assessment will be provided about my family....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Welding With Children By Tim Gateaux

- Welding with Children In Tim Gateaux "Welding with Children" Tim explains brokenness when he sees what the family and the children are really going through. The situation they are in can harm them in more ways than one. In this story the children don 't know what kindness is because they aren 't showed kindness by anyone until the grandpa realizes this towards the end of the story. In "Welding with Children" Christianity comes into play when they look at things from a different point of view. In "Welding with Children" the grandparents have been stuck with their four grandkids that their daughters have brought over to their house....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Review Of ' The ' Of The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- First of all, Porourangi 's wife is pregnant and he is in the hospital with he’s friends waiting his new son to be born. The surgery is done the doctor is coming and the news is not what all people wanted. The only one who make it is the girl and her mother and her twin brother couldn’t make it. The grandpa and the grandma came and they already know what is happening. The grandpa “Koro” wants a baby to be a new leader to his town. He is not happy and doesn’t know what to do. Because of the deaths of his son and wife, Porourangi leaves the country and the girl is taken by the grandparents....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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The Are Staying For A Few Days

- The grandkids are staying for a few days. You have a nice time talking at breakfast, but after that they head for the sofa, and quickly check out with technology and television. They’re not talking to each other or you. How can you make their visit fun, engaging and memorable. Try hosting “Grandma Camp.” Most grandparents would love to spend special time with their grandkids, but just don’t know how to do it. They worry about keeping them busy, safe and happy. They worry about having the energy to care for them for hours too....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Childhood Memories - Original Writing

- "Aren 't you going to come out from in there?" a clear voice rang suddenly. She stumbled into a narrow entrance lit by bamboo framed oil lamps to discover its origin. It came from a tall green headdress with pretty purple patterns which housed a face whose warm smile and laughing eyes were full of such strong love that she had only previously known in her grandfather. The kind that made you feel enough in just being - effortlessly accepted. Physical discomfort instantly gone, the preceding episode also evaporated from her mind....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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How I Changed My Life

- On May 10th, 1986, in a small town called Ontario, which lies on the furthest edge of eastern Oregon, I was born. I was raised by my mother, who is functionally illiterate, and grew up with four other siblings in what would be considered lower working class household. Meaning, we had enough money for food and keep the lights and heat on, but not much else. My father died when I was four years old due to complications of leukemia, my only memories of him come from old photographs that my mother kept for us kids....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Christmas Dinner - Original Writing

- I showed up to Ms. Autumn Thanksgiving dinner that morning as I arrived I signed in and went into the lunchroom. Ms. Autumn was in the lunchroom line I ended up surprising her as I appeared around the corner. She greeted me with that adorable smile that she always greets me with. Autumn was ecstatic to see me and allowed me to meet her grandmother whom greeted me with a smile and a hello. She was dressed up in chef outfit with a apron and chef hat on because it was career day at the school. As we sit down she introduce me to her grandmother and told her I was her mentor and how she enjoyed having me come out to the school and help her with school work as well as listening to her....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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The Grand Parenting Stage

- In the US, grandparenthood, on average, starts at fifty years old for women and at fifty-two years old for men. When people think of entering the grand parenting stage they think of becoming a valued elderly member, being able to keep family traditions going, and also being able to have the joy of being around babies and children occasionally. Most people do not think they will have to become the primary caregiver of their grandchildren, but sometimes this is exactly what happens. A skipped generation family is a type of family where the grandparent takes full custody and responsibility for their grandchild....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Stepfamily, Mother]

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The Character I Am Choosing For My Reaction Paper

- The character I am choosing for my Reaction Paper is Johnnie. Johnnie is a Korean-American boy who is in the Capital Offenders Group A. His mother abandoned him at his grandparent’s house when he was three years old. He never understood why she left him, and that led to him hating his grandparents because of it. Johnnie was bullied and teased while growing up. He took all of his rages out on his grandparents, by beating them whenever he could. One instance if him taking rage out on them was when he was playing pool with some friends around his grandfather’s pool table and things got rowdy....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Bullying, Abuse]

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Proper Bluebook Citation : Common Law

- Provide 3 secondary sources that you would consult regarding this legal issue. Include a 2–3 sentence summary of each source and also the proper Bluebook citation. A. Depending on the jurisdiction, grandparents may or may not have a legal right of visitation under the common law. Visitation in jurisdictions which recognize such rights are awarded only if it is in the best interest of the child. Some jurisdictions have statutes which govern grandparent visitation rights in circumstances of divorce, death, revocation of parental right, etc....   [tags: Family, Parent, Grandparent, Law]

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The Importance Of Social Support And Older Adults

- Throughout chapters there are always different themes they discuss. In chapter 9 of the text book titled “The Importance of Social Supports: Family, Friends, Neighbors and Communities they discussed about how many older adults are lonely and isolated from their family and friends. It is important for elders to have some type of social support system that is why it is crucial for them to have positive relationships with people. Studies have found ta older adults with little social support were 3.6 times more likely to die within the next five years....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Household, Sociology]

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My Grandma As A Preschool Teacher Aid At West Fork Elementary

- When people get asked who you look up to I think everybody always has that one person in mind. I actually think of two people, my grandparents. My grandparent’s names are Edward and Lorena Gaffney. Edward, my grandpa used to work for Cerro Gordo County as a secondary road worker but now is retired. Lorena, my grandma is a preschool teacher aid at West Fork Elementary in Rockwell, Iowa. They live on an acreage in Swaledale, Iowa which is a small town of 164 people. My grandparents had four kids, Terra, who is my mother, Sarah, Angela and Benjamin....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Grader, Mother]

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Special Memories : A Special Place

- Everyone has a special place that people will never forget. Sometimes it is because there were places that people experienced great joy or comfort. A special place represents peoples’ special memories either good or bad. Memory will following people whole life, and store people’s heart deeper. Good memory will coming all time. My special place and my memory is my grandparent’s house; my grandparent’s house practically is my second home. I would never forget that special place because of things going on my grandparent’s house, which is symbolized by my grandparent’s love....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Flower]

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The Mulberry Child Nainai, The Grandmother Of Jian And Mother 's Life

- Grandparents can play a crucial role in their grandchildren’s lives. Some may play more crucial while others play less crucial roles, but when it comes down to it they change their grandchildren. Some children don’t see their grandparents at all, but some children will see their grandparents a lot or even some are taken into custody by their grandparents and live their lives being raised by them. While they spend that time with their grandparents they can learn many things about anything whether it’s something about life when they were younger or history or even very important life lessons....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Time]

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My Immigration Story : The American Dream

- My immigration Story The American dream is a goal many hope to live. This desire dream of many individuals includes a hardship, and dedication. The United States represents freedom to many immigrants who fought for a better way of life. America has been a nation of immigrants, starting with its original inhabitants, who left their homelands for a chance to start a new life. According to an article by Gilder Lehrman Institute, over the past 400 years immigrants have escaped to America for many reasons....   [tags: United States, Family, Grandparent]

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Childhood Memories : My Childhood Home

- When reminiscing about my childhood a home is hard to recall. It seemed common for others to have a place called home. Moving from house to house was not the problem, but the empty feeling. Home to me was my grandparent’s house. I spent nearly all of my childhood there. My grandparents bought the one story house with two bedrooms in the early seventies. From the spacious bedroom, to the kitchen with endless possibilities and the way I spent my time this house defined my character. After adopting my mom my grandparents realized more space was needed....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Bed, Bedroom]

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My Family Was Stolen Right Out Of Their Home

- Sometimes things happen in people’s lives that affect them forever. My family was personally effected by a tragedy in our family that rocked our world for several months. Many say that a tragedy is only considered a death in the family, or a house fire, or something to that nature. I consider a tragedy to be anything that alters a person from going about his day-to-day life. My grandparent’s life savings was stolen right out of their home. That is something that shocked my family beyond believe and disgusted us that someone could be that greedy....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Father, Mother]

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Birth Order And Its Effect On Children

- Birth Order Adler’s birth order plays a significant part in how we perceive our lives. Birth order is defined as “is not a deterministic concept but does increase an individual’s probability of having certain set of experiences” (Corey, 2013, p. 108). When we are born there is an automatic label that is placed upon us. We are the oldest or youngest or somewhere in between. Society fosters the idea of birth order and treats us accordingly. Adler’s birth order rings true for many people. As I was reading over the different birth orders, I started thinking of different family members and friends....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Grandparent]

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The Role Of A Custodial

- Introduction Recently there has been a change in the dynamic of the family structure in American. For serval reasons parents are unable to take care of their children. This leads them to rely on their parents for support. Grandparents are now aiding their families by becoming custodial grandparents, which is another name to address a grandparent that has become the primary caregiver of a child. This is different from the traditional grandparent role where an older adult is active in their child and grandparents lives but not to the point where they have taken over the parent role....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Parenting, African American]

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My Dad And Uncle David

- My mother Leslie is the only female out of her siblings and as a result, often is perceived as having less credibility than her brothers have. Most of the time, her feelings are ignored when family decisions take place. My mom expresses her emotions openly, which is perceived as weak and illogical to her brothers, who all possess more masculine and strong-willed qualities. My Uncle Mark and Uncle David, for example, are in charge of my grandparent’s finances while my Uncle Stephen oversees any decisions regarding my grandparent’s health....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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A Bomb From The Past

- A blast from the Past “Young people need something stable to hang on to- a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” This quote by Jay Kesler hits the nail on the head. There is so much to learn, to glean from our grandparents. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have grandparents because either they have passed away, or maybe there just isn’t a good relationship between the grandparents and their grandkids....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Learning]

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Negotiating Differences Glimpses Into A Canadian Interracial Relationship By Bina Mehta And Kevin Spooner

- For my Identity Essay I read Negotiating Differences Glimpses into a Canadian Interracial Relationship by Bina Mehta and Kevin Spooner. The chapter talks about their relationships and some of the conflicts they faced as an interracial couple. The chapter I read opened my eyes to Culture and Conflict. The story discussed conflict between Bina and Kevin, and their relationship with Binas parents. Binas parents were unimpressed that Bina decided to marry a man from a different culture, which is an untraditional act....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Canada, Netherlands]

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A Short Note On Strider Wolf

- This story is about a boy, Strider Wolf, who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted. Strider lived in Maine with his mother at first. But his mother’s boyfriend locked him in a shed and pummeled him when Strider was only two years old. Strider had three surgeries in four days to repair his torn intestine and other damage. And the doctor said his hurts were serious as people who suffered from high-speed accident. After Strider has been abused, he was sent to live with his grandparents....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Parent]

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The Tragic Moments Of My Life

- Every day in our lives we encounter moments that have an impact on the way that we live and behave. Among those moments some definitely carry more weight that others and have a much greater impact on our psyche. One of the most significant moments in my life was when I was in the eleventh grade and had to attend my grandfather’s funeral. It led me to experience a lot of thoughts and emotions that had never crossed my mind before. I never personally had to think about death before, so it was something very challenging to deal with since I had never encountered such a tragic moment before....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Thought, Emotion]

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