Editor’s Note: As we know, safety is top on the list for grandparents when it comes to their grandchildren. We’ve published numerous lists and reminders, but in my opinion, you just can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting your grandkids from dangers right in your own home.
By Louie Delaware – The [...]
(Editor’s Note: I saw this in the Wall Street Journal today and just had to share)
By Liz Peterson Weiss
I imagined retirement being many things—but not teacher conferences, appointments with pediatricians and soccer games.
At age 64, I am a member of an unconventional club: grandparents raising grandchildren. The Census Bureau estimates there are [...]
THE MANNER IN WHICH WE GO INTO THE DARK
For Anna Bella Guillette
By David Card Leon
Yesterday, my grandmother died. It was cancer that got her… And while I feel it all happened too quickly, the other side of that coin is you don’t really want cancer to be lackadaisical about its work.
By Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor at Caring.com
Too often, the youngest members of the family are ignored when a health crisis or problem strikes. They may ask, “What’s happening?” and be brushed off. Or the answer to “Is Grandpa going to be all right?” is a curt (and not always realistic) “Of course!” [...]
It takes nurturing and discipline to raise grandchildren who are struggling with the absence or loss of a parent
By Sylvie de Toledo, LCSW/BCD
Henrietta Casper has a problem. Her 15-year-old grandson is defiant and disrespectful. When she tells him he can’t go out at night, he just walks [...]
Humor Therapy for the Elderly
By Dr. Marion Somers
My 76-year-old father used to laugh all the time, but ever since he started having problems with his health, he stopped smiling and laughing. How can I get him laughing again?
– Craig in Texas
I use a concept called “humor [...]
By Mark Stubis, American Humane Assocation
Following the apparent bombings during the Boston Marathon today, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents, grandparents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this tragedy:
Keep an eye on children’s emotional reactions. Talk to children [...]