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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.

How to Help Your Grandkids to Deal with Anxiety About Our Violent World
3 years ago

How to Help Your Grandkids to Deal with Anxiety About Our Violent World

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Recently a violent summer storm swept through the Atlanta-area community where we live near our grandchildren. My seven-year-old grandson Owen, who only a few weeks before had finally become comfortable with July 4th holiday fireworks, rushed from his bed to his parents’ room. Read More

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?
3 years ago

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?

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Will she go or will she stay? Recorded by the group, Journey, these lyrics from the song, “Never Walk Away,” are about impetuous young lovers who married quickly then realized they didn’t get along. That situation doesn’t apply to me but the question is one I’ve been asking myself for nine months. Read More

Being a Grandmother is the Best Job in The World
3 years ago

Being a Grandmother is the Best Job in The World

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The Announcement

I clearly remember the day the job started. It was summer. Bright sunshine pouring through the open window of my daughter’s London flat. We were visiting for Sunday lunch and making small talk with her lovely husband while she put the finishing touches to the meal. Read More

Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?
3 years ago

Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?

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As your children take that giant step of becoming parents themselves, what do you feel about how they are doing? Some grandmothers are highly impressed with the way their grandchildren are being brought up. Others are disappointed or even distressed. Read More

Mama Bear Instincts Send New Grandma Into Attack Mode
3 years ago

Mama Bear Instincts Send New Grandma Into Attack Mode

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Growing up we lived several miles from the nearest town. I wandered the woods and rocky cliffs along the Mississippi River. At six or seven years old Mother sent me with an empty honey pail to pick wild strawberries in the meadow or blueberries in the marsh. I never thought to be afraid. Read More

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life
3 years ago

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life

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Are you a grandmother? Does that give you absolute joy or considerable worry? Or perhaps both? I will be writing a monthly guest post on Sixty and Me for grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be. This will discuss a wide range of issues affecting women when their child has a child or, indeed, their children have many children. Read More

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids
3 years ago

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids

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As a native-born Texan, my Daddy was geographically and culturally predisposed to be a storyteller.

Since everything is supposed to be bigger and better in Texas, it was sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction in his tales. Like the beginning of this short story about a popular game of the time he played with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Read More

How Biking Can Bring You Closer to Your Grandkids
3 years ago

How Biking Can Bring You Closer to Your Grandkids

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As a grandparent, there’s nothing greater than spending time with your grandkids.

There’s something just so amazing about watching those youngsters grow up, while you get to share precious time, stories and experiences with them. Read More

Passing On Your Family History to Your Grandkids
3 years ago

Passing On Your Family History to Your Grandkids

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Of all the gifts that grandparents can give their grandchildren, few are grander than a sense of where they fit in to the history of their family.

Why do I say that? Read More

Have You Told Your Grandchild Their Backstory? You Should!
3 years ago

Have You Told Your Grandchild Their Backstory? You Should!

When our first grandchild was born, I was enveloped with the sense of continuity, similar to the feeling that I had when my first child was born. I could almost viscerally feel the past flowing through me to the future, to him. It was a new sensation and it was rather wonderful. Read More