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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.

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

5 Fun Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandkids
2 weeks ago

5 Fun Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandkids

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Hanging out with your grandkids is great for your mental and emotional health. But the question for many grandparents is, what activities can I do with them? It can be difficult to keep up with the energy of young children…
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The 7 Personality Traits of Successful Grandparents
2 weeks 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

The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits
1 month 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
2 months 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?
2 months 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
3 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?
3 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
3 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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