A Grandchild’s Grief: When Grandparents Die No one reading this article will question that a grandparent’s life can profoundly influence a grandchild’s life.  But how does the death of a

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Legacy: What you may find in the empty chair BY JERRY WITKOVSKY The place next to me is empty. The passenger seat in the car. The chair at the kitchen

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First Thanksgiving holiday without Grandpa BY ROSE PADRICK I was so concerned our first-holiday dinner without their grandfather would be hard on my grandchildren that I considered canceling the whole

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Should children attend a grandparent’s funeral? BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  A young dad recently wanted my advice whether his six-year-old daughter should attend his mother’s funeral. I offered him four

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Tips for talking about grief with children BY PAT HANSON, PHD Grief is something we all need to address at some point in our lives. This keen sense of mental

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Grandpa Is The Problem BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT I’m blessed to be called Grandma by three beautiful grandchildren.   It’s a mighty title of distinction.  Seriously, these kids have validated

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BY GEORGENA EGGLESTON If you ask people who have lost a loved one what they want the most, the answer is usually for the pain to go away. Unfortunately, grief

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By Christine Crosby, At first, I didn’t “get” this book and set it aside. Then, two little boys I know lost their mother to a fast growing pancreatic cancer. As

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BY NANCY M. WILLIAMS Compared to Pittsburgh, which Mom called “back home,” the Sonoran Desert’s green-limbed Palo Verde trees looked crooked, the graceful Ocotillos spindly, and the sprawling prickly pears

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By Susan Levy Death of a loved one is high on everyone’s list for tremendous stress.  How do we mend that broken heart?  And, as friends and family, how can

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Here are some important thoughts  that grandparents can take to heart,  teach to others, and put into action. Who’s watching out for the Kids? By John A. Cosco, Ph.D. (husband of Anne,

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Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system By Cathleen J. Newbanks   The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact

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