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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.

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

Grandparenting Tips – 6 Life Lessons All Grandparents Should Teach Their Grandkids
4 years ago

Grandparenting Tips – 6 Life Lessons All Grandparents Should Teach Their Grandkids

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Although you came from another generation, growing up without all of the advantages and conveniences of modern technology that today’s children enjoy, you were once a child, too. So you went through many of the same kinds of conflicts and struggles for identity and independence that your grandchildren are experiencing now. Then you became a parent, trying your hardest to help the children you brought into this world become the best they could be. Now you are facing another important Read More

Grandparenting Tips – How to Build Family Traditions
4 years ago

Grandparenting Tips – How to Build Family Traditions

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While every person is in many ways unique, what we all have in common is that we are part of a family. That family may be large or small, closely knit, or spread out and fragmented. Some of those we were especially close to are no longer with us, while there may be recent new additions to the family. Many families today are blended — a joining together of different races, religions, and cultures. Read More

Gifts for Grandchildren: Choosing a Present they Will Remember
4 years ago

Gifts for Grandchildren: Choosing a Present they Will Remember

One of the great joys of being a grandmother is spending time with our grandchildren, seeing them enjoy the little moments in every day, watching them learn and grow – and then sending them back home to be with their parents! Read More