Are there any other grandparents on the BB who are raising their grandchildren, temporarily or permanently? We have had a 16 year old grandson and an 11 year old granddaughter with us for two years. It is a joy, privilege, and gift given to us, but after many years of no children in the household, it has certainly been a challenge and many times we need HELP. It is very different from raising one's own children. The old values and spiritual lessons are the same, but I have had to learn new meanings of old words, new words, new customs, ways of dress. Times have really changed. If you are out there, would you care to share?