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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.

13 Reasons to Sing with Your Grandchildren
4 months ago

13 Reasons to Sing with Your Grandchildren

My first grandchild, Leon Carter Rose, was born this past week. As many of you know, being a grandparent is just about the best thing ever. I know this to be true from only four days’ experience! Read More

Parenting Adult Children: How to Respond When Your Child Has a Problem
4 months ago

Parenting Adult Children: How to Respond When Your Child Has a Problem

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One of the most challenging and rewarding thresholds in life can be talking to your adult child when they come to you with a problem. This is it is a statement of love and trust. Read More

4 Tips for Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law
5 months ago

4 Tips for Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law

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Are you trying to improve your relationship with your daughter-in-law? Do you want to create a better understanding and reduce tension? If these are a few of the questions that frequently enter your mind, then read on for some answers. Read More

They Grow Up So Fast! 4 Fun Things to Do with Your Teenage Granddaughter
5 months ago

They Grow Up So Fast! 4 Fun Things to Do with Your Teenage Granddaughter

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As your grandchildren grow, they need adults less and less.

If you enjoyed babysitting them when they were small, there are so many things to miss when they grow out of that period, and even more so when they start craving more independence in their teens. Read More

New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game
5 months ago

New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game

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The instant our eyes met, I was done for. One single glance and my knees turned to liquid, my heart to putty. In that moment, I suddenly knew that truth that nothing really happens until it happens to you. Read More

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans
5 months ago

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans

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Graduation time is here, and families will join to celebrate an important milestone in the lives of their graduates. Mixed with all the elaborate pomp and circumstance should be the harsh reality that student loans could make them indentured victims buried in endless, mounting debt. The popular book by Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go! will change to Woe! The Money You’ll Owe!
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The More the Merrier – Getting Used to Having a New Grandchild in Your Life
5 months ago

The More the Merrier – Getting Used to Having a New Grandchild in Your Life

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A couple of years ago I started minding my one-year-old granddaughter for two days a week when my daughter returned to work after her maternity leave ended. If you didn’t know, you can catch up with one of the weekly blog posts I wrote here. Read More

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren
5 months ago

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren

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Like most three-year olds, patience is something my little granddaughter (J) has very little of. When she comes round to see us, within minutes every toy is out. Within an hour she has painted, pummelled play dough, played shops and been outside on her bike! Read More

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?
5 months ago

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?

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We all know that our sense of time changes as we grow older – with everything speeding up at an alarming rate. One of the most notable markers of this is the age of our children – and even more so – our grandchildren. Read More

Living Where You Love vs. Living Near the Grandkids in Retirement
6 months ago

Living Where You Love vs. Living Near the Grandkids in Retirement

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Recently, Judy, my wife of 44 years, and I experienced a difficult family situation probably best captured by a rephrasing of the oft-repeated lines from the popular song by the British band The Clash – Should we stay or should we go? Read More