Poetry and Other Reflections on Summer Camp BY JERRY WITKOVSKY Nothing like aging to spawn reveries on the meaning of life. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful to
Who do you surround yourself with? BY JERRY WITKOVSKY “Why did it happen, Deanna?” I recently asked my friend and colleague. I’m 92 and she’s 53 (or at least that’s
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,
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
How to exercise your compassion muscle BY JERRY WITKOVSKY My friend Miriam was recently watching her 10-year-old grandson, when he came to her with a troubled look on his face.
Grandchildren: Places And Spaces To Inspire Sharing Stories BY JERRY WITKOVSKY When your grandchildren were young, they couldn’t wait to tell you stories about everything! Even the smallest event could
When the Mist Clears: Demystifying Family Relationships By Jerry Witkovsky The dictionary definition of the word “demystify” means to make something clear and easy to understand. When it comes to
Should You Talk To Your Grandchildren About Justice Kavanaugh? By Jerry Witkovsky You might say why would I purposely have a conversation about Justice Kavanaugh with my grandchild? Perhaps the
Grandparents and grandchildren benefit from technology BY JERRY WITKOVSKY University’s Alumni Association presents a wonderful program where professors talk about their current research. The spring series was all about media,
How To Help Young People Save Lives BY JERRY WITKOVSKY Feature image: Students participate in a protest against gun violence outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Two articles
Have you Found the Portal to your Grandchild’s World? BY JERRY WITKOVSKY A Grandchild’s world is school, friendships (boys and girls) parents (my daughter and son-in-law), the other grandparents, siblings,
#NOTmetoo Stop Killing our Grandchildren By Jerry Witkovsky On Wednesday night, the eve of the horrific school shooting in Florida, I called my son, the Psychiatrist. “What can I do, as
BY JERRY WITKOVSKY I don’t want my granddaughters to be #Metoo women; I do want my grandsons to say “me too” to ending sexual harassment and standing up for women.
Seeking family connections when you live alone BY JERRY WITKOVSKY At 89 years old, I found myself thinking with pride the other day about how amazing the experience and intellectual
I am 89 Years Old. What Can I do about Charlottesville? By Jerry Witkovsky I watched the TV news–and witnessed the KKK, the Neo Nazi’s and the White Supremacists shouting
What’s Going On At Your Grandchild’s School? BY JERRY WITKOVSKY As many a grandparent knows, their adult children–the parents of their grandchildren–are the gatekeepers to the grandest love, the grandchildren.
Is your grand too busy to connect? BY JERRY WITKOVSKY I was talking to a good friend the other day. I could tell she was a little down and asked
BY JERRY WITKOVSKY What’s the best way to stay connected to your grandchildren as they age? The short answer is the way that works best for the two of you.
“Grandpa, I want to tell you something, but don’t tell my parents.” BY JERRY WITKOVSKY “And so I asked my daughter-in-law flat out. Are there lines of trust? How can
By Jerry Witkovsky, Author, The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection A check in the mail for a birthday. Dinner once a month. Telephone hugs. Skyping. Asking the question “So