US State of Alabama Removes Anti-LGBT Language from Sex Ed Law This article is partially reposted from Human Rights Watch Children and Youth Have a Right to Comprehensive Information By

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5 Things Not To Say To Your Grandchildren By Karen L. Rancourt L. RANCOURT –  AKA – Ask Grandma Karen Summertime for many families means vacations and more time together

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The Extreme Danger Of Entitlement Attitudes Being an “independence-giving” grandparent is one who works out ways for grandkids to earn for themselves and who substitutes grit for entitlement BY LINDA

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Grandparenting during the Pandemic BY KEN CANFIELD, PH.D. Many grandparents have reported that the pandemic and social distancing from their grandkids, other family members, and friends, has been very difficult.

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Grandparents, it might be time to recalculate BY KAREN L. RANCOURT For many grandparents, my husband Gary and I included, our mantra has been “We don’t want to be an

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The key to successful parent-grandparent relationships in two words BY KAREN L. RANCOURT As my friend was recently introducing me to a friend of hers, she mentioned to him that

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5 tips to help your g-kids value face time over screen time  BY MARYGRACE SEXTON  As grandparents, there’s always an inclination on our part to spoil our grandchildren just a

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A letter to my younger self BY DICK PIROZZOLO After being on this earth for three-quarters of a century, what would I tell my 40- or 50-year-old- self or my

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What I learned about my father when he became Grandpa BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA  Dear Dad,  I think it’s fair to say our relationship has never been better…now that we’re 5,000 miles apart. Before you take

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How to connect your family  BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Years ago, we did an oil painting of a large tree with lots of branches and lots of roots. We

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Come To Grammie Camp BY LINDA EYRE  Looking back over my twenty plus years of Grandmothering, I’ve realized that the best investment of my time and the most fun I’ve

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My dream grandparent calendar BY JERRY WITKOVSKY, MSW I know I’m not alone when I say being a grandparent can be lonely. Let me rephrase that. It’s not being a

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The History of St. Valentine’s Day The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as

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Make a picture of your GRANDbaby into a Special Valentine Picture To help you celebrate Valentine’s day, we have a special gift for you!  Just send us a photo of you

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When the grandchildren’s visits go awry BY KAREN L. RANCOURT It seemed like such a good idea … When Grandpa Don and (step) Grandma Marni dropped off Don’s son, Don’s

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Enlightenment or Insanity – It’s a Fine Line BY JACK YORK Usually my stories for GRAND are in the third person, I write about people living or working in the

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How to talk with children about sensitive issues BY PAT HANSON, PH.D. Two years ago I received a note from Mary who, a few years before that, had shared a

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Dizzying and delightful views of Peru BY DEBBY CARROLL Want to visit an exotic location where you can see nature in all her spectacular glory, learn fascinating history, enjoy affordable,

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Kiss Hot Flashes Goodbye BY MARGARET NACHTIGALL, M.D. Some women experience hot flashes form their 40s well into their 60s. What percentage of women have this experience and is there

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Before the Grandkids Come We Get Ready for Fun! BY KAREN L. RANCOURT My husband and I live in Fort Lauderdale November – May. The rest of the year we’re

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