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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 Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
3 months 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 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments
4 months ago

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments

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We all find it so easy to blame others when a relationship fails. If we could read our daughter-in-law’s mind, we would likely find she is blaming us for the uneasy atmosphere. Read More

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

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

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

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children
4 months ago

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll. Read More

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren
4 months ago

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren

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While your role as a grandmother should revolve around giving treats and having fun with the little ones, you can drop in a few important money lessons throughout the years. Read More