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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 is an aging and families expert, specializing in caregiving, grandparenting and multigenerational issues. An author, speaker, consultant and AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert www.aarp.org/caregiving , she is a recognized media authority, including interviews for ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post & People. She’s been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years at the local, state, national & international levels before joining AARP. Amy www.aarp.org/amygoyer is the author of numerous publications, including Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent and AA
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