By Remy Agee
At this stage in life, you probably have a special interest or hobby. Why not help develop one for a grandchild? Hobbies are a great way to build your grand’s self-esteem, fostering self-discovery and a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-confidence by adding to his or her knowledge and skills.
The former Vice President, Nobel Laureate, and eco-warrior’s mission to make the world a better place for future generations
One of the last things Al Gore’s father said to him was, “Always do the right thing.” That desire to do the right thing was a driving force throughout Al Gore’s political career [...]
If you’re like most grandparents, you’re always on the look-out for activities to enjoy with your grandkids. A hobby provides lots of opportunities for learning, bonding, and having a grand time together.
Pursuing a hobby — whether an art, craft, sport, favorite pastime, or activities linked to a personal passion (horses, earth science, music, [...]
By Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore
More than 2,100 blended families are formed in the United States every day (according to thebondedfamily.com). That means a large percentage of the 70 million grandparents in this country are or will become step-grands. Some of us may find that role to be not only unfamiliar but [...]
By Michael & Patricia Kasum
Pat & Michael Kasum cruising a fjord, Norway
A world of difference exists between the mindset of travelers, who have the inquisitiveness to delve into a country with both hands, and the mindset of tourists, who are satisfied with letting a country pass at arm’s length while chatting [...]
By Jack Levine
Investing in Children
David Lawrence Jr.
The Children’s Movement of Florida is a coalition of 325,000 Floridians dedicated to ensuring that children become the number-one priority of state lawmakers and decision-makers and that every child in Florida gets a full chance at the American dream.Jack Levine, special correspondent for GRAND [...]
Multi-Generational Travel: It’s All the Rage with Today’s Grandparents
In 2011, 37% of all grandparents who travelled took trips with their grandchildren. Often, the whole family goes: grandparents, parents, grandchildren, and sometimes even great-grandparents. Many grandparents (22%) travel alone with their grandchild(ren). And they’re not just going to Disneyland, either. They’re going [...]