6 episodes

Grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing concern in America. As a Grandparent raising a grandchild, I hope to shed light on the issues that revolve around raising the next generation. Join me for support, solutions, resources and more for all types of kinship care. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/debbie-heisler/support

The New Grandfamily Debbie Heisler

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing concern in America. As a Grandparent raising a grandchild, I hope to shed light on the issues that revolve around raising the next generation. Join me for support, solutions, resources and more for all types of kinship care. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/debbie-heisler/support

    I Have Trained for Resilience for Years!

    I Have Trained for Resilience for Years!

    I have a Special Guest on this episode and she will share her insights on how she is Resilient and what that looks like in the world today.  I feel as though I have been preparing for these trials in life since I was a little girl, thanks MOM for all you taught me!


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    • 36 min
    The Addict Coin Toss

    The Addict Coin Toss

    Many grandparents that are raising grandchildren are also dealing with the bio parent who is in active addiction.  I will share my experience with this along with what the 2 sides of that coin really look like and if there are ever any winners!  Caution:  there may be triggers associated with this episode.


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    • 28 min
    Don't let them talk to you like this!

    Don't let them talk to you like this!

    In this episode, I share my experience with behavioral issues that seem absolutely impossible.  I will share what I did to redirect behaviors and start to get to the root of the emotions that cause what is deemed bad behavior.  For children with trauma induced PTSD, it can seem like walking through a mine field.  It is important to understand the whole picture and have an open mind!


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    • 41 min
    This is NOT my life!

    This is NOT my life!

    To each grandparent that is raising their grandchild(ren) it is different.  But most of us start in denial of the new life we have taken on.  You are NOT alone and I hope you take a few moments of your day and listen.  You will see we all have been there at one point in our journey!


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    • 30 min
    How Did I Become a Grandparent Raising a Grandchild?

    How Did I Become a Grandparent Raising a Grandchild?

    You received the call, can you take the child(ren) and now what?  You find yourself in a situation where you are the parent to your grandchild(ren) and starting this over creates such mixed emotions.  Find out how the New Grandfamily podcast series can help you transition by answering questions and help you to understand, you are not alone!


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    • 16 min
    The New Grandfamily (Trailer)

    The New Grandfamily (Trailer)

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    • 53 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Brianpappy... ,

Pappy with a granddaughter.

I’ve just begun listening and this subject is starving for information. Please continue!!

holshome ,

Hit me in my heart!

As a Grandfamily with a 5 year old grandson this podcast is right on target for me. Can’t wait to hear more

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