“Every soul sings the song of love. You were created for this feeling, which neither begins nor ends but simply is. Love shows no partiality and is its own reward. It can’t be possessed, nor does it possess. It withholds nothing, and with it, there’s no limit. Anything other than this is illusion. To understand [...]
By: Christine Crosby, Editorial Director, GRAND – The Digital Magazine for Grandparents and Families
What is a family? Some believe in the strict definition and some embrace a more open definition. To get this conversation started, here are a few of the more formal definitions of family.
Family is a group of people or animals [...]
By Dwayne J. Clark
This Father’s Day, if you’re lucky enough to have a father (or stepfather, father-in-law, or another father figure) in your life, celebrate like there’s no tomorrow. There may not be, as some of us have learned through first-hand experience.
We can lose a loved one suddenly, through an accident, disaster, [...]
By: Chelsea Sanders
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center last December, 3 in 10 parents of adult children (29 percent) report that the economy forced their grown child to move back in with them in the past few years. Many young adults are moving in with their grandparents.
Experts say that such [...]
Before I had children, I knew exactly how to raise kids. I watched carefully as a family with 6 children, ages 1 to 13 sat quietly through an entire church service. Even the baby! Now there! THAT is how MY kids are going to behave, I decided. After all, I would have control over [...]
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 [...]
By: Lily Prellezo
Who will remember you when you’re dead and gone? Will your legacy simply fill a rectangle on a family tree or will the people on the lower branches remember who you were, where you were born, what school you attended, your struggle, the endearments you called your spouse, your favorite ice [...]