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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.

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
5 months ago

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality. Read More

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids
5 months ago

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

By  •  Family

When we were growing up, my family never discussed money. It wasn’t that my parents or grandparents though that money was evil. It’s just that, like many working class families, we didn’t have much to discuss… or so we thought! Read More

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?
5 months ago

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?

By  •  Family

When I think of detachment, I think of a husband unlovingly detached from his wife, or a depressed mother who is detached and uninvolved with her child. Read More

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!
6 months ago

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!

By  •  Lifestyle

As a new grandmother (for the second time), I have had the opportunity to think about some of the things that were missing in my “Baba Bag” or “Grandmother Survival Kit!” Read More

How Well Do Your Grandkids Know You? Surprising New Study Makes Us Question Our Role!
8 months ago

How Well Do Your Grandkids Know You? Surprising New Study Makes Us Question Our Role!

By  •  News

For better or for worse, I started telling my grandkids about my life before they could talk – or even understand what I was saying! I can’t help it! I’m just a talker. I always have been and I always will be. Read More

6 Steps to Bond with Your Grandchildren and Create a Lasting Family Treasure
8 months ago

6 Steps to Bond with Your Grandchildren and Create a Lasting Family Treasure

My parents always insisted that my brother and I sit and listen to grandma’s stories. Our cousins didn’t have to, and back then we were envious. Read More

5 Ways to Raise More Compassionate Grandchildren
10 months ago

5 Ways to Raise More Compassionate Grandchildren

By  •  Family

We all hope to see our grandchildren grow up to be happy, healthy, productive and compassionate adults. The part about compassion becomes a huge challenge in today’s world where media frequently spews out negativity and prods us to criticise others. Read More

Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?
10 months ago

Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?

By  •  Family

Do you ‘spoil’ your grandchildren? Some people say that this is a common phenomenon. It could be argued that children all over the world are becoming increasingly unhealthy, overweight and demanding. Could this be due to the over-attentive care of grandparents? Read More

10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids
11 months ago

10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids

By  •  Family

Ever wondered how to have the most successful visit with your adult children, their spouses and your grandkids? Especially when living a long distance away from them prevents short and frequent visits? Read More

Parenting Adult Children with Mental Health Issues
11 months ago

Parenting Adult Children with Mental Health Issues

By  •  Family

Mental illness. The term itself is intimidating. For me, it brought back shrouded stories from my youth of friends and relatives who suffered the colloquial ‘nervous breakdown.’ Back then I didn’t know what that meant. Read More

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