In today’s world, more and more kids are headed off, armed with cell phones in hand. Parents and grandparents usually get the cell phones for their kids for safety reasons and there are some very important things to remember when sharing this responsibility with your grandchildren. [...]
As summer time looms around the bend, grands face the challenge of keeping the g’kids occupied in ways that are more creative than simply allowing them to blindly turn on the computer and play video games nonstop for three months.
So, what else can they do on the computer?
Learn to type (“keyboard” in contemporary [...]
BY: Margery Atkinson
An intruder was spoiling my weekly Wednesday visits with my grandson, Brenden. Here we were, the only time we had together, and he sat in the recliner, watching TV, uncommunicative and sullen. His pro-grams were mindless, a waste of time.
At last, I made a decision. One Wednesday, as we drove [...]
When I was a child, savvy corporate marketers had not yet realized the valuable commercial aspects of Halloween. There were no in-store displays, no special candy packaging, no store-bought costumes, not even a decorated plastic bag to carry. No, my generation had to tough it out with homemade costumes and a paper grocery bag.
What’s your Boomer Grandparent Hipness Quotient (BGHQ)?
The Boomer Grandparent Hipness Quotient, or BGHQ, is the true test of your cross-generational cool and ability to relate to your grandchild. Built-in boomer cool can only carry you so far, so it’s essential that you keep up on all the new stuff, too.
How to calculate your [...]
Last week Saulie, my 2 1/2-year-old grandson, turned toward me as he ﬂoated away snuggled in his mother’s arms and said, “Bye, love.” (Melt.) Then, in what seemed like a nanosecond, he wrapped his arms around his body and moved them in a side-to-side motion, signaling a pretend hug that only 2-year-olds know how to [...]
I scored my nanny at a funeral. My cousin’s mother-in-law had died so as long as she had gone to a better place, couldn’t her caregiver come to live with me?
hen our grandsons first came to live with me, I thought: I can handle this. But handling a three-month old and an almost two [...]