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 Betty Cornelius, Founder of CanGrands
Would you like to help researchers learn more about your experiences as a custodial grandparent and earn a award?
If you answered YES!, you may be eligible to participate in a new research
study. CANGRANDS is in partnership with the National Institute for the
Care of the Elderly (NICE) [...]
By Lily Prellezo
Did your vote really count? I’m not talking politics here, but about your decision-making ability over the raising of your grandchildren. Do the parents really care about your platform for the children they brought into the world?
We live in a time of catchphrases, and one of the most popular (aside from [...]
By Elaine K. Williams
The holidays can be a difficult time for grandfamilies. Your grandchildren may feel especially sad, wishing their parents were with them for the holidays. The absence of the biological parent(s) can trigger feelings of rejection and/or abandonment as well.
Broken promises can be even harder on kids. One or both [...]
By: Lily Prellezo
When in doubt, don’t wear your spanx to Disney on Ice. Preparing for my first field trip with my two year-old and four-year old grandsons, my greatest worry was whether my butt would look too big in my jeans. What would all the young mothers from daycare think of my outfit? Who [...]
By Lily Prellezo
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. When my husband and I were raising our two daughters, I strongly believe it was a mother and father, a family, that was all one needed to raise children. Being one of six siblings, and number thirty-four of fifty-three [...]