BY DARLENE EDWARDS My husband and I are the proud parents of two amazing adult daughters and a wonderful son-in-law. In addition, not long ago, we became grandparents to a beautiful

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BY KERRY BYRNE During a recent meeting with grandparents in The Long Distance Grandparent Society membership program, a new member asked about how to get the parents more engaged in

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BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE We often overlook the fact that most of the values we want to instill in our grandchildren actually do have to be instilled.  They don’t

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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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The Chef BY CHRIS WILKINS Almost Four quietly, bravely crawled out of the bed and scaled the 6:30 am dark stairs, and tiptoed down the dimly lit hallway where she

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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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A Grandfather’s Thoughts for Peace – Paving a Positive Path Forward BY JACK LEVINE Now that I’m a grandfather (AKA Pop Pop Jack), I’m all the more dedicated to pave

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Valentine Video Chat Game with Your Grandchildren BY KERRY BRYNE Maybe you are like me. You have the best intentions to get something in the mail but it sits in

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Hearts and Flowers and Candy – Oh My! BY PAT BURNS From the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy said it best; “There’s no place like home.” This Valentine’s Day, I plan

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Do you know which causes your grandchildren care about? BY KERRY BRYNE My mother, affectionately known as Nana Lulu, recently sent a parcel to her grandson. When it arrived, I

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Grandparenting 101: The New Frontier BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Today, Grandparenting is where Parenting was two generations ago.  Back then, “parenting” was hardly a word—and books or programs or ideas

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How Grandparents Make A Difference For Kids Who Suffer Trauma BY KATHY BRODSKY As children, we’re subjected to our families of origin. We’re born, grow up – that’s our job

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Grandparent Heroes BY JAIA PETERSON, GENERATIONS UNITED It takes a special kind of heroism and loving devotion to step up to the responsibility of raising children when their parents cannot. 

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Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?  From Mom and Dad to the 3-year-old, there is something captivating about the historic big beasts.  And what better way to enjoy National Day of Unplugging than with

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DR. KORNHABER: CONNECTING THE GENERATIONS PIONEER The following is from The Life Writer blog. Please click here for the original version: Dr. Kornhaber is our hero. … Seriously. He is

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Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince

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GRAND Gratitude: Together from a distance BY KERRY BRYNE, PH.D. There is a lot of buzz about the benefits of gratitude, no matter your age. I describe it to my

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: An Aunt’s Family Role BY KAREN RANCOURT In many families, aunts and uncles often play critical roles in the lives of their nieces and nephews and

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– What Adults Can Learn from 75 Years of Letters and Conversations with Kids? Once I started reading, I could not put it down. The real letters from real children

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  Stop Building Spaceships To Mars And Just Plant Some Damn Trees! BY CHRISTINE CROSBY When my friend Valerie Wood-Gaiger founder of Learn With Grandma International turned 80 this past

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