Valentine Tablescape BY PAT BURNS Because I enjoy tablescaping for every holiday, you’d think it would be easy to repeat the holiday table themes year after year. All I need

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A Grandmother –  Part Parent, Part Teacher, Part Friend! BY TERESA MARTIN When I was raising my children, my life was always a burst of activity. I had a full-time job,

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After a 40-plus year career in Manufacturing and Health Care Administration, I decided it was time to retire. I did so, earlier than I expected, to spend time with my

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The separation of households that occurs when placing your elderly loved one into an aged care facility can make it difficult to maintain regular family time. For those used to

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Why Grandparents Are Essential to Young Children There have been many studies done on the impact grandparents make in the lives of grandchildren starting with the fabulous work from Dr.

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BY DR. KERRY BYRNE If you are lucky enough to be a local grandparent, there are a few practical things you can do to support the long-distance grandparents in your

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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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Staying Connected Virtually With Our Little Grandkids – Tips, Activities, and Resources   BY JULIE N. HEIFITZ, PH.D Are you fortunate to be able to visit grandchildren, nieces/nephews, and extended family

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Climate Change:  Will your grandkids be there to see it? BY RICK MOODY I’m 78 years old, and I’ve been working in the “aging business” since 1971. I have spent

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5 Tips for Grandfamilies Facing Mental Health Concerns BY JAIA LENT The U.S. is in a state of mental health emergency in child and adolescent mental health, and a national

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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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Building a strong, communicative relationship with grandchildren during their college years is vital. This period is full of changes and new experiences for them. Meaningful conversations can bridge the gap

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BY PAT BURNS The Golden Bachelor, which debuted on ABC on Sept. 28, expanded its Bachelor Nation viewers to a more mature audience. Being one of those mature viewers, I

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BY JERRY WITKOVSKY AND DEANNA SHOSS We firmly believe in the transformative power of creativity to foster deep connections across generations. A prime example of this is the unique bond

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BY ROBIN MILLER Airport security can be the least pleasurable and the most frustrating part of your travel experience, particularly if you’re flying with grandchildren. While I applaud the TSA

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A fun and engaging new activity book offering a unique trip across the USA…. using Wikki Stix to complete the scene on each page. From landmarks like the Golden Gate

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BY DR. LYNSEY FARRELL Have you heard of the “grandmother hypothesis?” Humans are among only a few species whose females live well beyond their reproductive years (alongside Japanese aphids and

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A brief history of parenting and grandparenting BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Parents and Grandparents have always existed, but putting an “ing” on them is something of recent vintage. Up

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BY CHRISTINE CROSBY Sir Richard Branson, the iconic billionaire entrepreneur, has recently added another milestone to his impressive life story. This time, it’s not about conquering the skies or launching

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The grandparent advantage BY ADINA WAMBUA  AnneMarie White When AnneMarie White was a child, she learned to speak Spanish before learning English at school. Her grandfather was from Spain. Her

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