BY BROOKE SMITH Dear Grandparents, Writing a book is such a fascinating process. One part, in particular, that’s so important is choosing the characters that will walk the reader through

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What I learned about my father when he became Grandpa BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA  Dear Dad,  I think it’s fair to say our relationship has never been better…now that we’re 5,000 miles apart. Before you take

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Grandfather Poses With Dateless Teen For Prom Photo According to an AOL/ YAHOO NEWS REPORT, the grandfather of a California teen who didn’t have a date to prom stepped in

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By Joshua Colemam My Disrespectful Granddaughter! QUESTION: How do I deal with my 16 year old granddaughter and daughter who refuse to accept the work that I have done in

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The double-edged nature of being a grandma Featured image:  Granddaughter Amelia BY DONNE DAVIS “Tell me a story about your grandma,” my 11-year old granddaughter asked during a recent visit.

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What I Learned from my gray hair experiment BY WENDY SCHUMAN Last spring, I decided it was time. I would no longer color my hair. I vowed that after my

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Grandfather Knows Best – Is it magic?  BY BARCLAY HENDERSON I viewed mystical people with humor and suspicion, so it should not have been a surprise when my granddaughter Molly accused

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Intergenerational Connections Rather Than Walls – Leveraging Privilege By James A. Lomastro Ph.D. Recently we have witnessed a great deal of bluster about walling out our neighbors to the south.  While

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It’s A GRAND Shower! Giving The New Grandma A Special Party Our friends at grandparentslink.com shared this great little article on putting a GRAND shower together for that special friend

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By Marlena Maduro Baraf As a grandmother, I recently had a revelation while playing with my granddaughters during a yoga session: grandparenting requires a whole new set of parenting skills, needing

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By Grandpa Bob Niles So many grandparents fret over what fun things they can do with their grandchildren that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Grandpa Bob Niles shares

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By Mary Donaldson-Evans You know your alphabet, Sophie, but it will be a long time before you read this.  Never mind:  when you do, you’ll know how much your Mimi loved

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By Barbara Zweifel While my daughter, a single mom, was finishing college and working as well, we were blessed to help raise our young granddaughter.   During this time, we

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By John G. Chick There are people in my life, sadly even some who are very, very close to me, who think I am crazy and naïve for doing this.  There

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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 Barbara Hansen My granddaughter  was six-years-old when she began writing her stories.  We sat at a table in a restaurant, I with pen and paper and she nibbling on

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Conversations with grandparent, Lori Bitter and readers.  To read more from Lori Bitter Jack is a retired teacher. He was a writer for a boomer and senior publication. He and

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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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GRAND MEMORIES AND MOMENTS By Alice Muschany   “It’s the things you learn after you know it all that count.” — John Wooden   Our grown kids threw a party when

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By Alaina Smith Although I talked to him on the phone and wrote him letters, it had been more than five years since I’d seen my grandfather. Our last meeting

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