Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Taking Care of Yourself
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How to Cite

Ferrer-Chancy, Millie, Larry F. Forthun, and Angela Falcone. 2009. “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Taking Care of Yourself: FCS2191a/FY1114, 8/2009”. EDIS 2009 (9). Gainesville, FL.


Revised and Expanded! FCS2186-2191, a series of 1-4 page fact sheets by Millie Ferrer-Chancy, Larry Forthun, and Angela Falcone, with contributions by Joe Pergola and Maisie Ross, addresses challenges and issues grandparents may encounter when raising grandchildren. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2009.


Conway, F., Magai, C., Springer, C., & Jones, S.C. (2008). Optimism and pessimism as predictors of physical and psychological health among grandmothers raising their grandchildren. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1352-1357.

Ferrer, M. (1999) Success and the single parent: Taking care of yourself. University of Florida, Cooperative Extension. 8pp. FCS 2144.