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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.

It’s a New World! 5 Things that are Different about Grandkids Today
3 years ago

It’s a New World! 5 Things that are Different about Grandkids Today

Grandkids are a treasure for many women over 60 – but just as is the case with so many other aspects of our world and our new stage of life, many things are much different than previous generations might have expected. Read More

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids
4 years ago

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids

For many women in our community, being a grandmother offers the opportunity to apply their experience and wisdom to shaping and nurturing their grandkids. Read More

New Grandma? Build a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchild in 6 Steps
4 years ago

New Grandma? Build a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchild in 6 Steps

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The knowledge that the child you brought into this world is not only all grown up, but a parent, and that you are now a new grandma, is a scary prospect. You are excited and elated, but nervous and fearful all at the same time. Read More

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids: Keep Your Grandkids Entertained No Matter the Weather
4 years ago

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids: Keep Your Grandkids Entertained No Matter the Weather

Kids love crafts! One of the joys of being grandparents is getting to work on special little arts and crafts projects with our grandkids.

This is a great time of year to find some new winter craft ideas for kids, because it helps to keep kids entertained while they’re cooped up in the house on cold days, without having to resort to TV, video games or more screen time. Read More

The 7 Personality Traits of Successful Grandparents
4 years ago

The 7 Personality Traits of Successful Grandparents

As grandparents, many women over 60 are embracing a new role in life. Seeing our children grow up to have children of their own is one of life’s great joys and privileges, and it reminds us of how life is a circle, with so many stages and cycles. The young become the old, and “The Child is father of the Man,” as William Wordsworth wrote. Read More

Taking Your Grandchildren on the Road: Tips for Traveling with Kids
4 years ago

Taking Your Grandchildren on the Road: Tips for Traveling with Kids

One of the most fun and heartwarming ways to spend time with your grandchildren is to travel together. Whether it’s a weekend trip close to home, or a longer excursion to a faraway vacation destination or even another country, more women over 60 are discovering the joys of traveling with their grandchildren. Read More

6 Important Principles for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
4 years ago

6 Important Principles for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are 4.9 million grandparents raising grandchildren. If this group includes you, congratulations for stepping up to the plate. You are doing something amazing.

Assuming you love your grandkid(s) and the daily responsibilities are not too taxing on you physically and emotionally, your own age should have little or no bearing on your ability to be a wonderful substitute parent. Whatever the circumstances were that made it impossible for the mother to maintain an active role, your steady presence gives the child the needed sense of continuity and stability that he or she might not have otherwise. Read More

Grandparenting Tips – What to Do When Your Grandkids Have Too Much Energy
4 years ago

Grandparenting Tips – What to Do When Your Grandkids Have Too Much Energy

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Do you have a grandchild who is always on the go, so much so that you are becoming frazzled trying to keep up? If so, don’t be too hasty blaming your age. The problem could be primarily not with you, but with your grandchild.

The good news is that hyperactivity, frequently accompanied by another behavior disorder called attention deficit, is a treatable condition. But first, you need to know more about what the broad spectrum of behavior known as attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) entails and how to recognize it. Read More

Have Patience! Why Teaching Your Grandkids to Wait is So Important
4 years ago

Have Patience! Why Teaching Your Grandkids to Wait is So Important

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Every time your grandkids affectionately call you “Grandpa” or “Grandma,” they are doing a lot more than acknowledging their familial relationship to you. They are looking up to you as an older, wiser, more experienced role model. Read More

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Ellen Pober Rittberg (Video)
4 years ago

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Ellen Pober Rittberg (Video)

Award winning journalist and writer, Ellen Pober Rittberg, joins me in this edition of the Sixty and Me show. She shares her insights about the unique life experiences and relationships that grandmothers can share with their grandchildren. Read More