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 [...]
By Anne Vize
It seems like everyone these days is talking about gluten. Supermarket shelves have gluten free products, and many restaurant menus now feature a ‘GF’ symbol on some dishes. So what is this thing called gluten, and why is it so important? What should you do if gluten becomes a part of the [...]
It’s baseball team tryouts. Or maybe dance, gymnastics or basketball. Perhaps band or chorus. So much anticipation. Lots of preparation. And then, it happens.
Your darling grandchild does not make the team. You hurt for your grand. You tell yourself life is full of challenges and disappointments. But wait, there’s [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s Note: As over seven million children in America are being raised full time by Grandmas and Grandpas and tens of millions more are being cared for daily by their grandparents, we offer this information from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) [...]