Why the unvaccinated live in an alternate universe  BY Dr. Alex Busxko During my final months of residency training in Florida this past spring, I lost count of how many

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Legal guardianship of a grandchild? BY KYLE PERSAUD You have a grandchild, and you believe that your grandchild may be in danger. You feel that you need a guardianship. You

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Shelf Stuff – Summer Reading Selection Why Is Summer Reading So Important for Kids’ Success? According to Study.com, summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned

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Advice for grandparents vacationing with extended family BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  As Covid-19 vaccinations increase and more and more extended families get together, many vacationing together, intergenerational conflicts may result.

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I Can Read Comics Help Grandkids Learn To Read As grandparents, it’s important to support the goals of ensuring that our grandchildren are ready for the challenges of life. Reading early

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Be Your Grandkids’ Favorite Science Teacher With Wikki Stix! Back-to-school for the grandkids…most likely, this fall. And you may be concerned that they have fallen behind without in-person instruction and

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Grandfamilies – Overcoming Isolation and Loss By Dr. Deborah Langosch, LCSW As we welcome and adjust to this time of re-entry from the pandemic, it’s an opportunity to identify where

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              You’re Never to Old for a Unicorn Cake BY CHRISTINE CROSBY When my daughter, Tiffany, sent me these pictures of the unicorn cake

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Excerpted from Fighting Pollution and Climate Change: An EPA Veteran’s Guide, How to Join in Saving our Life on Planet Earth, by Richard W. Emory Jr.;  www.fightingpollutionbook.com; BookLocker Publishing, December 2019 https://www.islandinstitute.org/working-waterfront/the-last-sardine-run-a-childhood-foretelling/

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What Grands Need to Know About Getting Medical Cannabis Treatment When I think about my grandparents in their elder years, I am struck by how they suffered needlessly.  My mother’s

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What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack? Reposted with permission from Education Week. Here is the original post By Stephen Sawchuk — May 18, 2021   Is “critical race

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Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It * Stunning In-Depth Look at One Of Hollywood’s Most Trailblazing Actors June 14th, 2021 Over a 70+ year career,

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Dear Dad BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA Dear Dad, It’s been 436 days since we last saw you. 436 days since you last saw your granddaughter, Lucia-Antonia. I remember so clearly the

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BY EMILY MORGAN If singer Cat Stevens stretched his hand out of the window of a colorful train car and asked me to join him, I’m pretty sure I’d grab

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The Velveteen Rabbit = A Modern Elder? BY CHIP CONLEY “Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off.” –  Margery Williams Bianco, The

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A Great Granddad BY MARTIN GLEESON Limerick, Ireland Mary stopped the car just outside Leonard’s Newsagents. She handed a $20 note to her ten-year-old son David and told him, “There will

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Grandkids Say The Darndest Things! BY BOB CAIRNS I don’t want to go total Art Linkletter GrandKids Say the Darndest Things, but now that I’m a grandparent and when one

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Criticizing Or Complaining Rarely Buys You Anything BY JOSHUA COLEMAN While many grandparents can regularly see their grandchildren, others rarely can spend time with their grands. However, some grandparents find

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Being A Grandparent Financial Facilitator BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Our column in last fall’s issue was on being an Independence-Giver to your grandkids (See it ­here). In that article,

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Hello Blockchain BY DEANNA SHOSS How will blockchain influence your life? First off, the Dukes, the two $1 bet guys in Trading Places, are gone. And your children or grandchildren will

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