Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Readers Share More of Their Ponies Dear readers, Five months ago many of you shared with me your “ponies in the poop.”  You may recollect that I

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Disagreements about the use of a ventilator to treat Covid-19 BY KAREN L. RANCOURT I was lying on the floor doing my stretching exercises, when all of a sudden, I

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Grandparents lament: Those damn travel sports teams! BY KAREN L. RANCOURT Of late, I am hearing from more and more grandparents who are finding that travel sports teams are cutting

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How to Talk About Tragedies with Grandchildren By Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D. aka Gramma Karen Editor Note:  In the wake of the horrific shootings in Las Vegas and the many

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By Karen L. Rancourt, PhD  |  Next time you feel compelled to give a little parenting advice to your adult child or her/his spouse, remembering three little words can make

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BY LORI BITTER  GRAND’s own Dr. Gramma Karen recently published Ask Dr. Gramma Karen Volume II: Savvy Advice to Soothe Parent-Grandparent Conflicts, a second volume of advice specifically addressing the

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Don’t suffer in silence; be open, be honest and always speak with love when setting ground rules. By Karen L. Rancourt, PhD I typically side with young parents and encourage

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By Karen Rancourt, PhD  |  What to do if you or your spouse has a terminal illness and the two of you disagree on when to have the end-of-life “talk”

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