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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.

The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits
3 weeks ago

The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits

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Keeping up with children’s food preferences – or should I say prejudices – is a job in itself. It was hard enough when we were mothers and handled it every day. But it is harder as a grandmother…
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Financial Umbilical Cord or Lifeline? 7 Discernment Tips for Assisting Adult Children
3 weeks ago

Financial Umbilical Cord or Lifeline? 7 Discernment Tips for Assisting Adult Children

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We are a blended family with four children. It was far from easy to deal with financial decisions as they grew up. Now ensconced in their adult lives, it continues to be challenging to discern…
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Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?
1 month 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

Being a Grandmother is the Best Job in The World
2 months ago

Being a Grandmother is the Best Job in The World

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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

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?
2 months ago

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?

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It is said that once a mother, you are always a mother. However old your son or daughter may be, they are always your children. This may be right, but it is a blessing and a curse. Most of us cannot escape it…
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Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
2 months ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Some time ago, I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

3 Ways to Incorporate More Kindness into Your Grandparenting
3 months ago

3 Ways to Incorporate More Kindness into Your Grandparenting

It’s a rare grandmother who doesn’t look at her grandchildren with concern about what the next few decades have in store. Will we continue on our path of growing disconnectedness from each other…
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How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity
3 months ago

How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity

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I am known for exposing the “elephant in the living room.” Those things everybody knows but nobody is talking about. Not every mother-daughter relationship reads like a Hallmark card, and our culture makes that a shameful secret to bear.
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Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?
3 months ago

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?

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Now we are 60 (as A.A. Milne of Christopher Robin fame might have said), we are of an age to think about grandmothers. Perhaps you are a grandmother or hoping to be one. Perhaps your friends are grandmothers…
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3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest
3 months ago

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest

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Releasing your kids to adulthood is a mixed blessing. You are both proud and saddened. They are embracing maturity and that’s a good thing! But your home will change after they leave, and that can be a confusing prospect…
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