By Karen L. Rancourt, PHD   “I have an idea for our next road trip.” says six-year-old Mickey to his grandparents. “Let’s go to LEGOLAND®!” More and more grandparents are

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The Issue: Ever wish you could tell parents or grandparents what changes you would like them to make?   Seriously? How would that really work?    Well, we decided to turn

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By Sandy Markwood Eldercare Locator launched its 11th Annual Home for the Holidays campaign today to encourage families to take time this holiday season to discuss critical end-of-life issues with

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A Relationship Survival Guide for the Sandwich Generation How to stay connected when you or your spouse are looking after elderly parents    By Shela Dean   Caregiving elderly parents

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The importance of child – caregiver attachment By Elaine K. Williams Having a strong emotional bond to a parent or parental figure is important to early childhood development. The quality of

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Editor’s Note:  As we know, safety is top on the list for grandparents when it comes to their grandchildren. We’ve published numerous lists and reminders, but in my opinion, you

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(Editor’s Note: I saw this in the Wall Street Journal today and just had to share) By Liz Peterson Weiss I imagined retirement being many things—but not teacher conferences, appointments with

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THE MANNER IN WHICH WE GO INTO THE DARK For Anna Bella Guillette By David Card Leon Yesterday, my grandmother died. It was cancer that got her… And while I

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By Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor at Caring.com Too often, the youngest members of the family are ignored when a health crisis or problem strikes. They may ask, “What’s happening?” and

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It takes nurturing and discipline to raise grandchildren who are struggling with the absence or loss of a parent By Sylvie de Toledo, LCSW/BCD   Henrietta Casper has a problem.

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Humor Therapy for the Elderly By Dr. Marion Somers   My 76-year-old father used to laugh all the time, but ever since he started having problems with his health, he

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By Mark Stubis, American Humane Assocation   ­Following the apparent bombings during the Boston Marathon today, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents, grandparents  and other caregivers to help children

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Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system By Cathleen J. Newbanks   The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact

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By Jonathan Rosenfeld You can make a visit to a nursing home fun for grandparents and grandkids Staying in touch with family is critical for grandparents, but it can be

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By Charlie Palmer – AKA Paw Paw When I read this article today all I could think about was; what if that was my wife, my daughter, my granddaughter?  Isn’t

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By Julie Obradovic Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism A recent post on The Thinking Mom’s reminded me about the roles grandparents play in the autism

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Editor’s Note: From Oye! Times, we found this nice reminder of the importance of having grandparents in the lives of your children.   Written by Aaliya Imtiaz Grandparents are the head of family

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren By Chloe JonPaul New census data reveals that 4.9 M children under the age of 18 live in grandparent-headed households.  If you are one of those grandparents,

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By:  Deborah J. Cornwall As a cancer caregiver, you have both responsibilities and rights. Interviews with 86 family cancer caregivers and informal conversations with dozens of survivors and people undergoing

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Editor’s Note: If you didn’t already see it, an interview with Jack was featured on the front page of the Orlando Sentinel recently. Of course, we’re proud of Jack for

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