The Emotional Journey of Relative Caregiving


Many relative caregivers have said they just didn’t know how hard everything would be until the day came when they realized that they were now the “parent” to their relative’s children. Many also didn’t know that parenting again would bring them on a roller coaster of emotions and change the way they feel about everything, including their own definition of family. This tip sheet offers insight and comfort into some of the emotions you might be going through.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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