Want to do something more than just add all those cardboard shipping boxes onto the recycling pile? Why not use them to inspire your grandchild’s imagination and creative play? It’s so easy and so much fun!
Low tech cardboard boxes have provided generations of children with great play experiences… and earned [...]
A parent wrote with a question: How can I encourage ‘Grand’ to listen to a grandchild?
While we were working on this topic, it occurred to us that this is a very timely issue with the holiday season in full swing. Not only for grands, but for parents, too. Running around getting ready for [...]
By Kristen Chase
Every year, I find myself banging my head against the wall when it comes to the grandparents and holiday gift shopping for my kids. Without fail, they end up buying all of them tons of crappy toys which usually my kids didn’t ask for. And of course, they are battery operated [...]
CBS targets Teen Girls With Victoria’s Secret Special
By Tim Winter – President of Parents Television Network
While other networks are showing How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and other holiday favorites, CBS has established its own Christmas tradition. Since 2002, the network has aired the sleazy Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in [...]
By Donne Davis
Listening to grandmas talk about some of their challenges inspired me to write a book on how to deal with those challenges. When I got ready to write it, I thought it was equally important to hear the mom’s perspective about the grandparent relationship. So I surveyed moms and included what [...]
By Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L
Your grandchild’s parents have returned from parent-teacher conferences and report to you that little Taylor will begin receiving special education services. This news immediately puts you into a tailspin of worry, mainly because you’re clueless about what that actually implies. Back when you were in school, kids who [...]
The Issue: To Say or Not To Say…
By Remy Agee and Blair Selby
As most children do, my grandchildren at times erupt in frustration with a swear word…most of which they hear from grown ups. Their parents are making a conscientious effort to curb the use of such words; I certainly agree with their [...]