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Are you a grandparent experiencing a deja vu parenting phenomenon? Remember the 2006 film starring Denzel Washington.  This might have been your first introduction to deja vu, but not your last.


Judith Orloff, M.D. wrote an article, The Meaning Of Deja Vu.  She stated that,  “Deja Vu is a common intuitive experience that has happened to many of us. The expression is derived from the French, meaning “already seen.” When it occurs, it seems to spark our memory of a place we have already been, a person we have already seen, or an act we have already done.”

Now are you ready to hear what this blog is really all about?  You as a parent all over again for your grandchildren.  This is sometimes necessary because of compelling reasons which we won’t began to discuss here.

……but, “In 2010, the Pew Research Center found that one in 10 children  in the United States were living with a grandparent, and that the number of U.S. households composed of multiple generations was higher than it had been in half a century.  Click here for more details on this article.

Most of us  enjoy visiting, on occasion helping out with finances and in particular circumstances taking full or partial custody of our grandchildren.

A fact:  grandparents experiencing a deja vu parenting phenomenon can be so fulfilling  as seen in the video below.

4.9 million children (7%), under age 18, live in grandparent-headed households.  That’s up from 4.5 million living in grandparent-headed households 10 years ago.  I suspect this increase has to do with challenges in our economy over the past five years, including the housing and foreclosure crisis, the loss of jobs and general economic woes.  Clearly, grandparents are increasingly providing the stability and security of home for their families.  Source: AARP.org View report

A fact:  grandparents experiencing a deja vu parenting phenomenonencounter foiled retirement plans while facing financial, housing and other challenges as seen in the video below.

Video: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The facts


51 percent of grandparents who have grandkids living with them are white (up from 46 percent in 2000); 24 percent are Black/African American (down from 28 percent in 2000); and 19 percent are Hispanic/Latino (down slightly from 20 percent in 2000). Source: AARP.org  Check Out Details


Nevertheless, we as grandparents are the generation who were taught to do what you’ve got to do to get things done.   And so it is here we are grandparents experiencing a deja vu parenting phenomenon…. but with a different twist as we’re fitting the new and different ways of parenting  today.