After a 40-plus year career in Manufacturing and Health Care Administration, I decided it was time to retire. I did so, earlier than I expected, to spend time with my

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By Mary J. Breen My father was a man ahead of his time. My mother loved telling the story of the first time she visited his family’s farm in Ontario’s

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As children grow, their interests begin to develop with their personalities. Choose books that appeal to their interests. If you are lucky enough to be nearby, go with them to

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A charming children’s storybook to help children fall asleep and have sweet dreams By Carol Orsborn, PhD  Grandmas: This illustrated children’s book from Grant Maxwell and his mother-in-law, Susan Edwards,

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By Jan Parish, M.Ed.  |  Reading a good book together is one of the most cherished gifts a grandparent can give a grandchild. A quality storybook is one that is

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Grandparents who read aloud? It doesn’t get any better! In honor of Grandparents’ Day on September 8, GRAND magazine, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES non-profit, and I See Me! personalized children’s books

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(Editor’s Note:  At a time when literacy in America is slipping behind many other countries, we’re proud to share this story about one company that has been making a huge

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Jan’s Book Reviews for Children Ages Birth to Five   By Jan Parish, M.Ed. “I don’t like the dark,” said Little Bear. “What dark?” said Big Bear. “The dark all

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(Editor’s Note:  Grandparents are always looking for fun new ways to improve the lives of their grandchildren. We want to share experiences and expose them to nature and history. A

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Exceptional quality picture books that are perfect read-alouds for little ones  By Jan Parish, MEd “There was one little baby who was born far away. And another who was born

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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

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By Debra Karplus I’m organizing some drawers and stumble upon a shoebox containing five years of my diaries from the 1960s. They are covered with some green-ish moldy-looking stuff, but

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By  Debra Karplus, MS Want to feel grand about your life?  Try volunteering.  Whether you’re retired or perhaps you’re still working, a little bit of your time donated to a

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By Debra Karplus, MS If you want to keep in touch with your grandchildren, you certainly need to be well-versed on using e-mail with its protocols and quirks, and better

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Editor’s Note:  Today’s grandparents know that their grandkids are very tech savvy and so are they. Reading Meet Heckerty together is a cool way to connect and bond with your

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The “We Remember” banner was designed by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The flag contains three images, each representing locations

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Here are more of GRAND Magazine’s top picks (click titles for more info or to order) Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and LeAnn

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 Is Electronic Media Making Smarter Babies?  Editor’s Note:  If you keep up with technology, you’ve probably heard about BabyFirst, a new TV program for infants.  If you haven’t you can

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By Debra Karplus Libraries have changed greatly over the past few decades.  No longer are they sterile places that only have books to borrow and where one must sit in

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The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids [book excerpt] By Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. Ballantine Books, 226 pages [purchase here]

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