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 [...]
Being a grandmother is one of life’s most important roles, and many women can feel unprepared to take it on.
New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century — a new self-help book by retired social scientists, grandmothers, and long-time friends Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore — presents the [...]
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 Julie Obradovic
Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism
A recent post on The Thinking Mom’s reminded me about the roles grandparents play in the autism epidemic. I believe in many cases they are the unsung heroes of much of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the pursuit of [...]
Editor’s Note: From Oye! Times, we found this nice reminder of the importance of having grandparents in the lives of your children.
Written by Aaliya Imtiaz
Grandparents are the head of family and have a unique association with their grandchildren. Grandparents are the companions of grand children as they love to spend time [...]
By Debra Karplus
You’re embarrassed to admit that when you were in school, you were one of the students who frequently played mean-spirited pranks on any substitute teacher who dare set foot into a classroom where you were present. ‘Subs” appeared to be lower on the social status than the nerdiest of kids at school. [...]
By Debra Karplus, MS
Want to feel grand about your life? Try volunteering. Whether you’re retired or perhaps you’re still working, a little bit of your time donated to a cause or event that you’d like to help support goes a long way and promises to be greatly appreciated by the recipient.
Volunteer at [...]