My grandma was one of my favorite people. I never lived near her, so I didn’t see her every day, yet I think that made her even more special to

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Interview With My Granddaughter BY ELYSE PELLMAN My husband and I love spending quality time with our family, particularly as we live far from each other. Recently, we had the

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Grandparent Advice   Don’t pamper the baby, Don’t run to each cry; Don’t rock that new infant And don’t lullaby; Don’t coddle or cuddle, That’s all there is to it!

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

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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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Special, time-sensitive announcement for GRAND subscribers! Save 20% on GrandparentsAcademy.com Spring Masterclasses when you enroll by March 31. Our partner and 2022 GRANDparent Best of the Best Resource GrandparentsAcademy.com has

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BY ALICE ROBERTSON “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”—Charles and Ann Morse So you’ve offered to take care of

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Be a grandparent questionologist BY KERRY BYRNE, PH.D. I spent my high school years with my hand up asking questions. So much so that one science teacher Mr. M asked

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Dearest Grandchild By: Lucille Cortese  An infinite canvas arrived the day of your birth blank, white, awaiting the artistry of your hands Incorporate the primary colors of your pallet genetics,

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  Raising children or your grandchild (as over 2 million American grandparents are doing today) with confidence and respect isn’t something that parents have to do by themselves. We grandparents

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Care Packages for Grandkids in the Coronavirus Quarantine BY Shirley Hershey Showalter What’s a Grandma to do? When hugs are forbidden? Stores are closed? And she’s told “elders” like her must

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Grandparents, Please Write Your Stories! By Jerry Witkovsky My granddaughter Jessica was the one who inspired me to write my stories. “What was life like when you were a boy,

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If It Weren’t For My Mom… BY BARBARA BARASH SIMMONS Hurricane Katrina was destroying New Orleans at the same moment my first grandchild took his first breath. I had vacillated

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Alienated Grandparent? How Do We Influence Our Adult Child’s Wrong Conclusions? BY JOSHUA COLEMAN Q When the adult child (age 37) holds her exaggerated perceptions as Gospel, and everyone with

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Is Your Grandchild Too Busy For You? By Dragana Vucic Dekic The Child President Today’s children are raised to be presidents one day. Their days are full of activities from

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7 Tips For A Successful Grandchild Sleepover BY JOANNE JAGODA Well, you said “yes” and now you have to entertain your grandchildren, ages two and four for a weekend, which

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  Al Franken Welcomes 4th GRANDchild’s Birth   Franni and I were blessed yesterday with our fourth grandchild, Claire Frances Franken. Claire is named for my grandmother, Clara Franken, and

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Being an Active Grandparent Gives Benefits By Emily Stier Adler and Michele Hoffnung Active grandparenting benefits grandchildren, parents, and grandparents.  While some benefits are obvious, such as more attention from

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Discovering the meaning of Great Grandparent BY RONDA BARTLETT When or how did the title Great Grandparent come to be?   I know if I search Google, or reach out to

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BY DONNE DAVIS Losing a grandparent is often a child’s first experience with death. It can be confusing and scary and lead to questions about death, death related rituals, and grief.

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