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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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May 02nd 2013:The Various Roles of Today's Grandparents

Today more than any other time in recent history, grandparents contribute to the quality of their grandchildren’s lives. Many say they are the safety net for American families. AARP’s 2011 study found grandparents are providing a great deal of direct care for their grandchildren; 11% of grandparents have a grandchild living with them (19 % among African-American grandparents,) and nearly half of them (47%) also have the grandchild's parent living with them. Moreover, 43% are the grandchild’s primary caregiver; 53% of grandparents contribute to educations costs; 37% help pay for everyday liv

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Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer has been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years. She has been involved in multigenerational issues and programs at the local, state, national and international levels, including aging services, grand parenting, intergenerational and family relationships and family caregiving. Ms. Goyer serves as AARP’s Family Expert and AARP media spokesperson. Her appearances include the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, PBS Nightly Business report, NPR’s Marketplace and many others. Ms. Goyer authored the book Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent. She recently authored the Generations United/Met Life Mature Market Ins
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