By Stephanie Levine, DO, FAAP, Member of the Board of Directors at Keeping Babies Safe.
One of the most common questions I am asked at baby’s first visit is, “How do you feel about pacifiers?”
I tell grandparents and parents that pacifiers can be very useful. There are positive and negative aspects of pacifier use. [...]
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 [...]
Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system
By Cathleen J. Newbanks
The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact relatives within 30 days of a child being removed from the custody of their parent(s). Research has shown that children removed from their [...]
Amazing Third Acts
Judy Cockerton — winner of AARP’s 2012 Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Innovation — is re-envisioning and reinventing child foster care in America
By Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
When Judy Cockerton first entered the world of child welfare in 1999, she was the founding owner of two specialty toy [...]
By Amy Zawistowski National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights
Americans will celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s within the next month. That’s a lot of festivity and, for most of us, many chances to see friends and family. But all that holiday togetherness isn’t always easy. There’s the stress of dealing with [...]
December 01, 2012 12:04 am • Associated Press
NYUMBANI, Kenya — There are no middle-aged people in Nyumbani. They all died years ago, before this village of hope in Kenya began. Only the young and old live here.
Nyumbani was born of the AIDS crisis. The 938 children here all saw their parents die. [...]
By Betty Cornelius, Founder of CanGrands
Would you like to help researchers learn more about your experiences as a custodial grandparent and earn a award?
If you answered YES!, you may be eligible to participate in a new research
study. CANGRANDS is in partnership with the National Institute for the
Care of the Elderly (NICE) [...]