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The Developmental Tasks of Adjustment to Stepgrandparenting [microform] / Carolyn S. Henry and Cindi Penor Ceglian
Bib ID 5501757
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Henry, Carolyn S
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
25 p. 
Summary

Over the past few decades, the complex nature of transitions into stepfamilies has been the focus of considerable attention. Previous scholars have established developmental tasks for remarriage, stepfamilies, and stepsibling relations. A parallel, but unique, set of developmental stages and tasks for the adjustment to stepgrandparenting occur. These adjustments to stepgrandparenting include: (1) accepting the losses; (2) accepting the adult child's single status; (3) accepting the adult child's entrance into a new relationship; and (4) establishing new relationships within the stepfamily context. These tasks and stages of adjustment to stepgrandparenting imply that the transition to stepgrandparenting is a process rather than an event. This process begins with a loss, continues through adaptation to the adult child's single parent family, and the adjustment to stepgrandparenthood. Results also imply that the transition to stepgrandparenthood is rarely a choice by grandparents. Grandparents can be involved in enhancing adjustment. The most important implication is that the unique developmental stages and qualities of stepfamilies need to be understood by extended family members as well as the stepfamily and the family life professional. (Author/ABL)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (50th, Philadelphia, PA, November 12-16, 1988).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adjustment (to Environment)  |  Developmental Stages.  |  Extended Family.  |  Family Relationship.  |  Grandparents.  |  Remarriage.  |  Stepfamily.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Ceglian, Cindi Penor, author
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