“An estimated 2.6 million grandparents in the United States have primary responsibility for rearing their grandchildren. That number has been rising, in part because of parents caught up in the opioid epidemic. That’s one way that the role of grandparents has been changing lately. Grandparents who have a more traditional relationship with their grandchildren need to adapt to new parenting techniques, attitudes and technology.”

Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio News with Angela Davis to discuss the changing role of grandparents in today’s families and the needs and experiences of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.  She discusses her research on custodial grandparents, and provides suggestions for how to best support these unique families.

To listen to Dr. Dolbin-MacNab’s appearance on MPR, click here.