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.

2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. These five tips…

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1 month ago

4 Quick and Simple Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Your Grandkids

Let me share a story which, in retrospect, was one of our scariest moments as parents of a then three-year-old. The experience began innocently enough when my wife Judy, our son Michael, and I visited…

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1 month ago

13 Reasons to Sing with Your Grandchildren

Ever since my first grandchild, Leon Carter Rose, was born, I know that being a grandparent is just about the best thing ever. I’ve been singing to him every chance I get. There are so many good reasons to share music with children….

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1 month ago

Have You Told Your Grandchild Their Backstory? You Should!

When our first grandchild was born, I was enveloped with the sense of continuity, similar to the feeling that I had when my first child was born. I could almost viscerally feel the past flowing through me to the future, to him…

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2 months ago

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren

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…

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2 months ago

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans

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…

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2 months ago

Finding – And Appreciating – Little Miracles in the Midst of a Crazy World

Sometimes, experiencing a “little miracle” through the eyes of a child can restore hope and renew our faith in the goodness of life as well. I recently had such an experience with two of my granddaughters…

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2 months ago

Legacy Letters: An Updated Patriarchal Tradition Giving Women a Voice Today

A legacy letter translates your personal and family stories and values into life lessons and wisdom that can inform and transform the younger and future generations. Your letter can also express your hopes, blessings, explanations, forgiveness and gratitude…

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3 months ago

Reminiscing About Distant Grandchildren

When my first grandson was born nearly 16 years ago, I was busy with my work and my own life. His parents lived an hour away from my house, which made two hours travelling if I did the round trip on the same day…

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4 months ago

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70

I am 71 years old, and my husband is 72. Our oldest granddaughters are 20 and 16, and we are now about to become grandparents again. Our youngest son, who married later than his older brothers, is about to have his first baby, a boy, at 40…

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