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Grandchildren

How important are your grandchildren to you? Whether you are a grandparent raising grandchildren or you just like to help out from time to time, we can help you to build a better relationship with your grandkids.

Fun Fall Activities to Do with Your Grandkids that Boost Healthy Aging
3 days ago

Fun Fall Activities to Do with Your Grandkids that Boost Healthy Aging

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With the arrival of September, it’s not hard to let the mind wander to visions of fall – cozy fires, pumpkin spice, the jittery excitement of the holidays right around the corner. Read More

Should Boomers Bring Back the Lost Art of “Agreeing to Disagree?”
1 week ago

Should Boomers Bring Back the Lost Art of “Agreeing to Disagree?”

One of my favorite places to visit online is CreativeLive.com. It is a place featuring online classes in photography, video, design, crafts, business, audio, music and software training. Read More

Getting on With the In-laws
2 weeks ago

Getting on With the In-laws

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Do you get on with – or even like – your in-laws? All of them? Really? If so, you are a lucky person indeed! Read More

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?
2 weeks ago

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?

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If we haven’t already, we need to make sure we’ve had “the talk” with our children by the time we reach retirement. This does not refer to the infamous sex talk we have with our children during their pre-teen stage, but about our end of life planning and final wishes. Both talks can be difficult, but for different reasons. Read More

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
3 weeks ago

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?

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“How’s everything?” I innocently asked someone whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. She immediately said everything was fine. She added that one child was entering high school and the other starting his senior year in high school so things were stressful. Read More

Solving the Inheritance Dilemma: How to Determine Who Gets the Family Treasures
3 weeks ago

Solving the Inheritance Dilemma: How to Determine Who Gets the Family Treasures

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Who gets grandma’s yellow pie plate?

At first glance, this seems like such an innocuous query. However, the possible answers to such questions are sparking small inter-and-intra-generational conflicts all over the country. Read More

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement
3 weeks ago

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement

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Your heart has been pierced. You have experienced estrangement from a child you thought you would always be close to. It is a devastation you never thought you would experience. Read More

5 Things to Put in Your Grandchildren’s “Back-to-School” Backpack
1 month ago

5 Things to Put in Your Grandchildren’s “Back-to-School” Backpack

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The new school year is just around the corner, and parents and grandparents are already working hard to ensure a smooth start for their offspring. New purchases, home rearrangements, schedule updates, all those preparatory activities are happening now. Read More

It’s Time for Back-to-School Bonding with the Grandchildren
1 month ago

It’s Time for Back-to-School Bonding with the Grandchildren

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According to a recent study by Deloitte, $27 billion will be spent this fall on back-to-school clothes, supplies and accessories for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. I do my best to help the economy and society by spending money and time with my splendid granddaughters. Read More

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70
1 month ago

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70

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“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead

I am 71 years old, and my husband is 72. Our oldest granddaughters are 20 and 16, and we are now about to become grandparents again. Read More