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The Cool Grandpa Podcast

Apr 19, 2024

Raising children can be a tough row to hoe. No matter what age you are, there are a lot of demands on your time, energy, knowledge, and patience when dealing with children. Not only do you need to manage the children, but you also need to manage their schedules, diets, hobbies and interests, friends, and education. I am worn out just thinking about and writing these sentences.

Well, this week, we are going to discuss Grandfamilies. Grandfamilies are made up of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members who are raising strong, successful children. Jamarl D. Clark and Mr. Robert Brown joined our conversation this week to discuss two important topics.

First, we will learn how Mr. Brown and his wife became the guardians and then the parents of their three young grandsons. Second, we will learn about Grandfamlies and Generations United.

After Robert shares his touching story of the day in 2006 when his grandsons lost their mother and father in a shooting one Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we get into a great discussion about the aftermath of that horrible event and how the community and his former employer rallied around him and those affected by the shooting.

Robert and Jamarl discuss the local and national resources available to family members responsible for caring for and raising grandchildren. Jamarl D. Clark, the Assistant Director of the National Center on Grandfamilies, discusses how his organization and other local and national entities support Grandfamilies and the work that so many people do to keep family members, including young children, together.

Once you have listened to this important episode, please share it with your family, friends, or acquaintances interested in learning more about Grandfamilies and Generations United.


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