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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 2nd 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 is an aging and families expert, specializing in caregiving, grandparenting and multigenerational issues. An author, speaker, consultant and AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert
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