By Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore
More than 2,100 blended families are formed in the United States every day (according to thebondedfamily.com). That means a large percentage of the 70 million grandparents in this country are or will become step-grands. Some of us may find that role to be not only unfamiliar but [...]
By Jack Levine
Investing in Children
David Lawrence Jr.
The Children’s Movement of Florida is a coalition of 325,000 Floridians dedicated to ensuring that children become the number-one priority of state lawmakers and decision-makers and that every child in Florida gets a full chance at the American dream.Jack Levine, special correspondent for GRAND [...]
By Ranny Levy KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org
A romance, yes, but with unusual twists and a complex story line. That is what makes the new film Safe Haven so interesting to watch. February 14 is known as a day for romance, and this year at the theater is no exception. Rated PG-13 for sexual [...]
My adult daughter and her two children are going through a change in their lives and need to move in with us for awhile. Any tips on helping all of us adjust to this temporary living situation?
Life is full of changes and challenges. Sometimes, it takes a few steps backwards to move forward. With [...]
by Sue Gillespie (Grandma Sue)
My husband was wearing his water shoes in the pool one afternoon when he was swimming with our grandson, Jacob. “Papa,” Jacob said, “why are you wearing your sandals in the pool?” ”These sandals are made for being in the water,”Papa explained,”They protect my feet when I swim.” 8 year [...]
PTC Joins Call for Oxygen to Cease Development of All My Babies’ Mamas
By: Tim Winter, President of Parents Television Council
Every time we think that the television industry couldn’t possibly stoop any lower, sadly one of the networks steps forward to prove us wrong. The Parents Television Council is joining with [...]
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 [...]