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 [...]
There really is only one resolution that a grandparent should make this year. No pounds to lose; no vows to clean closets and get organized; no new hobbies to develop. Make this your year to have a real impact on your grandchildren’s lives. Start by reading this and resolving to make this a part of [...]
By Dr. Mercola, MD.
Common sense would suggest that, if we are giving our children more than five dozen vaccinations from day of birth to age 18, we are over-vaccinating our children. Yet, authorities continue to insist that “more is better” when it comes to vaccines without providing adequate scientific evidence to justify that assumption.
“Isn’t it okay for young children to be socially awkward?” a friend asked me the other day while discussing our grandchildren. “Yes, of course it is. Just as each grandchild is unique, their social development may be as well,” was my response. She asked the question because she felt something isn’t quite right with one [...]
Recognize the conversation? Probably you can see yourself and your spouse in the same scenario. It’s the age-old grandparent dilemma: How do you please them all? The first trick is to realize that you will never do it. Before you throw in the towel, though, read on.
Treat each grandchild individually
As a grandparent, [...]
When you’re babysitting the grandkids for an extended period, the Boy Scouts’ motto is probably the best advice to follow: Be Prepared.
By Clarissa Thomasson and Tiffany Sharpe
“JoAnne, what the heck is a ‘Binky’? Suzie’s screaming for it, and I’ve tried everything.”
“Beats me, John. I haven’t a clue.”
“It’s her pacifier, Granddad. She [...]
My grandson is into pirates. Between the daily swashbuckling, the crooked bandanas and the black eye patch, I try to sneak in lessons about bad pirates and good pirates. It’s difficult sometimes because pirate aspirations are to pillage and plunder. Is it any wonder the response of my pirate-with-a-pacifier is a steady “Aarrrgh!”?
They say [...]