Kōrero: Parenting

Grandparents as parents

Grandparents as parents

Some people become parents through social rather than biological circumstances. One example is grandparents who care for their grandchildren on a permanent basis because the parents are unable to do, so reasons that include death, inability or (rarely) disinclination. Auckland woman Virginia Peebles and her 13-year-old grandson James are shown here in their Māngere East home in 2006.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Kenny Rodger

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Different kinds of parents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26325/grandparents-as-parents (accessed 22 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Lesley Patterson, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018