As sure as Lassie always found a way to save the day and Perry Mason almost never lost a case, you and all your baby-boomer friends are just as cool now as you were when those legendary TV shows were in their heyday. So no matter how you may look to the outside world, [...]
By Jonathan Micocci – GRAND Car Reviewer
I’ve admired the lines of the Kia Optima SXL so I jumped at the chance to spend some quality time with this sporty 4-door. Midsize sedans have some inevitable design similarities, but the Optima makes better use of the same amount of sheet metal. The look is balanced, [...]
by Sue Gillespie (Grandma Sue)
Carolyn was just a toddler and I had to take her temperature…rectally. When her dad came home from work, she announced to him, “I’m as sick as my buns’.
Kids don’t know how to express it right – but they do need to express what they’re thinking and feeling.
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 [...]
Grandparent Health Participating in meaningful medical research
By Robert St. Germain
Have you ever been a guinea pig for science? Would you like to know what it is like? In a word, it’s fascinating! I am talking about leading-edge medical research. I am talking about helping to conquer a dreadful disease [...]
The Issue: Depends on your definition. Or is it your age or culture? As reported in the Washington Post Magazine earlier this year, a growing number of child advocates in the US. are working towards an end to corporal punishment. A total legal ban on spanking in all settings has been passed by 33 nations [...]