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Parentless Parents

How The Loss Of Our Mothers And Fathers Impacts The Way We Raise Our Children

By Allison Gilbert

Parentless Parents is the first book to show how the absence of grandparents impacts everything about the way mothers and fathers raise their children--from everyday parenting decisions to the relationships they have with their spouses and in-laws.

For the first time in U.S. history, as the average age of women giving birth has increased significantly, millions of children are at risk of having fewer years with their grandparents than ever before. How has this substantial shift affected parents and kids? Journalist, award-winning television producer, and parentless parent Allison Gilbert has polled and studied more than 1,300 parentless parents from across the United States and a dozen other countries to find out.

Through her pioneering research, Gilbert not only shares her own story and the significant and poignant effect that this trend has had on her and hundreds of other families, but also the myriad ways these mothers and fathers have learned to keep the memory of their parents alive for their children, and to find the support and understanding they need.

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9781401323516


Format: Book
Author: Gilbert, Allison
Title: Parentless parents : how the loss of our mothers and fathers impacts the way we raise our children / Allison Gilbert.
Publisher Date: New York : Hyperion, c2011.
Subject: Parenthood Parents -- Death
Isbn: 9781401323516
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Call Number: 155.93708 Gil
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Format: Book
Author: Gilbert, Allison
Title: Parentless parents : how the loss of our mothers and fathers impacts the way we raise our children / Allison Gilbert.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hyperion, c2011.
Description: 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Parenthood
Subjects: Parents -- Death
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-274) and index.
Contents: Early parenthood -- The "I" factor -- Later parenthood -- The grandparent gap -- Keeping your parents' memory alive -- Fear of dying young -- When only one spouse is parentless -- A world of support -- A day to call your own -- Loss can make better parents.
LCCN: 2010050519
ISBN: 9781401323516
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 155.93708 Gil