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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.

Virtual Activity Ideas to Do with Grandchildren
5 days ago

Virtual Activity Ideas to Do with Grandchildren

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When the pandemic quarantine began in March, I figured I could do anything for two weeks. Then two weeks turned into four and four into eight, and here we are in October looking at a possible resurgence in numbers…
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What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different
2 weeks ago

What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different

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When your cell phone rang and you saw the call was from your son or daughter, you were full of heart fluttering anticipation. You had been waiting so long to hear the words, “Mom, you are going to be a grandmother…”
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Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren
3 weeks ago

Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren

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Almost all grandparents realize that their grandchildren benefit when they read to them. However, if you want to really maximize the educational benefit of such an activity, you should READ when you read. And just what is READ?
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4 Ways to Boost Relations with Your Kids (And Enjoy Your Grandkids)
4 weeks ago

4 Ways to Boost Relations with Your Kids (And Enjoy Your Grandkids)

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The pandemic has changed how grandparents and grandchildren relate. Some grandparents found themselves quarantined with their kids. Others found themselves close by but locked out, so to speak. What if there’s tension…
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Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!
1 month ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!

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Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry
1 month ago

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry

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There are grandmothers raising their grandchildren, living with them, feeding them, doing it all. And there are grandmothers simply enjoying their grandchildren from a distance, whether across the country or across town…
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7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
1 month ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

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It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?
1 month ago

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?

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If we haven’t already, we need to make sure we’ve had “the talk” with our children by the time we reach retirement. This does not refer to the infamous sex talk we have with our children during their pre-teen stage, but about our end-of-life planning and final wishes. Both talks can be difficult, but for different reasons. Read More

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
2 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

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge
2 months ago

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge

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One of the real pleasures of having grandchildren is watching them grow into very distinctive individuals.

One minute, there is a little new born baby, looking sweet and untouched. Then, in what feels like no time at all, you suddenly have a child with a strong personality. It is quite breath-taking. Read More