Parentless Parents by Allison Gilbert
How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children

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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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ALLISON GILBERT is the author of Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents and Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11th. She has also written for numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. She graduated from Georgetown University and lives in New York with her husband and their two children.Photo courtesy of the author
 
Published February 15, 2011 by Hachette Books. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Emmy Award–winning TV producer Gilbert (Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents, 2006) discusses “what it [is] like to be a parent without parents.” While the graying of the American population is a familiar demographic, much less recognized is the trend of child...

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Gilbert, a HuffPost journalist and author of Always Too Soon, shares her own story, and those of others, who are raising children without the support and guidance of their own mothers and fathers.

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