Part 2 of a three-part series of excerpts from So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. Ballantine Books.
Editor’s Note: We encourage you to purchase this book and learn how to protect your grandkids from the [...]
1. You can’t stop making wacky faces over the crib (even after your grandchild falls asleep).
2. Suddenly you associate “We Will Rock You” with a baby and a warm bottle.
3. You feel a little jealous when everybody says your grandchild looks like the other grandpa.
4. For the first time [...]
Laura DeHaan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Child Development, NDSU
Over the past 20 years, increased attention has been given to the importance of grandparenthood. This newfound emphasis on grandparenthood and stepgrandparenthood is a reflection of the increased life span; adults are living longer and four- and five-generation families are more common. It’s also [...]
The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids [book excerpt]
By Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. Ballantine Books, 226 pages [purchase here]
Editor’s Note: This book offers so much important information for parents and grandparents that we will run excerpts over several issues of GRAND. We [...]
Granny Gidget? Grampa Opie? Your old favorites from The Mickey Mouse Club now meeska-mooska transformed into mousekegrandparents? Suddenly, it seems like all the TV kids you grew up with are becoming grandmas and grandpas. They’re taking on fun grandparent nicknames as part of this new role, and you can do the same.
Part 1: Ready or Not…
So you’re going to be a grandparent! The first image that comes to mind is that angelic little bundle wrapped in pink or blue gazing up at you. A new life. A new little someone to spoil with time and things you couldn’t give your own children.
Your second thought [...]
Imagination is the engine of ideas
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” — Albert Einstein
We just got back from a trip to the moon! What an adventure! Our space shuttle “shook” as it launched. We felt the rocket boosters separate. And my grandson and I “bounced” on the moon’s surface, collecting moon [...]