OVERVIEW OF FIFTH CHILD

We can fool ourselves into thinking that we have our lives well planned out. It was that way for me, being a product of the 1950/60’s: I’d go to college, meet my prince, get married, have children and live happily ever after. As much as I thought I knew what to expect, my life was riddled with surprises. But the last was the most unexpected, compelling me to write Fifth Child, a non-fiction book about the anguish and consequences of a drug-addicted child, which resulted in parenting her child almost since birth.

My husband and I are cast into a shockingly large demographic. Grandparents raising grandchildren is a growing phenomenon in our country because of our shifting economy, unmarried teen mothers, alcohol abuse and illegal drug use. Close to 10 million grandparents comprise the club. We had already raised four children. Jaime was our third child, and Brady is her son, who began calling us Mommy and Daddy when he was three. Readers may be amazed to find calamity overcoming a so seemingly traditional family. But as events and family history unfold, disturbing pitfalls and unfortunate genetic vulnerability reveal fault lines that can sabotage people from any walk of life.

"The Addict's Mom Sharing Without Shame" Video is so important whether addiction has touched your life or not. It's powerful. Please click on the link below to watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHNZbbePiKg

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A FABULOUS READ on AMAZON

4.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational!, December 1, 2013 By Jamie Bateman - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fifth Child: The Turbulent Path That Led to Parenting Our Child's Child (Kindle Edition) I would recommend this book to anyone parenting young children. I saw a lot of my parenting skills in Lynne . Congratulations on a fabulous read!

Monday, December 2, 2013

A BOOK FOR ALL FAMILIES

5.0 out of 5 stars A Book For All Families, November 30, 2013 By alissa gould - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fifth Child: The Turbulent Path That Led to Parenting Our Child's Child (Paperback) Incredibly compelling book. Couldn't put it down. Is a must read for all. It touches a part of everyone's life.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"RAISING BRADY" Article in SoberWorld Magazine-http://www.soberworld.com

Please go to the website and scroll down until you see CURRENT ISSUE and double click it. My article is on PAGE 22. It begins with Chapter 1 but goes into Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. I am honored to be in this magazine. It is not only a website magazine but the physical version is sent to many rehab centers and area schools to help others.