Grandparents as Parents

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February 3, 2013  |  Child Care, Grandparents As Parents  |  Comments Off on Grandparents as Parents  |  Share

In Washington State, relative caregivers are now rearing over 35,000 children – approximately one out of every 50 children in the state. Raising grandchildren can be heart wrenching, frustrating, and exhausting, and it can be energizing, fun and rewarding.

Whether you are struggling with custody issues, wondering what community support is available, or just looking to connect with other grandparents or relative caregivers, we can help. For more information, please call (360) 736-9391, ext. 464 or 298.

Working Parents

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February 2, 2012  |  Child Care, Family Support Network  |  Comments Off on Working Parents  |  Share

In the past, fathers were the only ones to work outside the home. The mom was busy working hard to raise the children, cook, clean, and take care of the house. Times have changed and a majority of families have two working parents. With the increase of cost of living, and health care it is the inevitable. Some mothers are stay at home moms and that is a full-time job.

The dynamics of the traditional families have changed. Both parents are away from home working. Someone still needs to get the groceries, pick up the children, clean the house, and prepare the meals. The children miss you so they are excited to talk to you and want your undivided attention. This is where the family dynamic is important . . .