New beginnings for grandparents raising grandchildren BY JAIA LENT, VICTORIA GRAY, LAURIE TAPOZADA, AND BERNADINE ATCHINSON Regardless of the grandparent’s age or how long they end up caring for the

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Interview With My Granddaughter BY ELYSE PELLMAN My husband and I love spending quality time with our family, particularly as we live far from each other. Recently, we had the

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Grandmother’s Grand Bowl BY PAT BURNS Maybe this has happened to you, too. You walk into a charming shop and something catches your eye and it instantly captivates you. You

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death and life and grandchildren BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE November was a tough month for us.  First was the death of a 50-year advisor and mentor.  Then, a lifetime

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The four stages of conquest BY STEVE H. CHASIN Do you ever notice that grandchildren are insidious, patient, sweet, and secret as they weave their web and easily snare you,

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BY KERRY BYRNE, PH.D. About to send out Thanksgiving wishes to your grandchild? Read this first! The key, perhaps not surprisingly, is to personalize it. Consider the difference between writing

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Open the Next Door BY ANNETTE PETRICK Backstory   It’s natural to dislike change, especially when it takes you out of your comfort zone. Changes we face today seem evolutionary and

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Becoming the Grandmother I Never Had  By Qin Sun Stubis Throughout my life, I always had a wish and a yearning: I wanted grandparents who could be close to me

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A stepmother shares her experiences and advice BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D.  A stepmother explains why she feels positive about her role: When I met my husband, I learned he

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Personal injury is any harm caused by another party’s negligence or intentional actions. Common types of personal injury include car accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. If you have suffered

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Helping Latino Grandfamilies BY JAIA LENT Raising five grandchildren after age 60 was not in Mercedes’ life plan, but when she learned her grandchildren were going to be taken into

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What to do when child abuse is suspected or witnessed BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  I recently received an email from a distraught set of grandparents who suspected that their granddaughter

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Trust Rules – Don’t Get Fooled Again! BY LINDA K. STROH, PH.D.  I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you             

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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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