This Grandma Never Thought She’d Be Firing A Gun! BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A few weeks ago, there I was, a 78-year-old, politically-leaning-to-the-left grandmother, pointing a gun while yelling, “Down

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Advice for grandparents vacationing with extended family BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  As Covid-19 vaccinations increase and more and more extended families get together, many vacationing together, intergenerational conflicts may result.

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The key to successful parent-grandparent relationships in two words BY KAREN L. RANCOURT As my friend was introducing me to a friend of hers, she mentioned to him that I

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BY KAREN L. RANCOURT Many parents and grandparents have expressed their concern that kids are spending too much time playing video games. And especially during this coronavirus pandemic when many

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I Hereby Resolve … BY KAREN L. RANCOURT So going forward, I have accepted that I am one of about 1 of 3 U.S. adults — or about 75 million

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Should grandparents share their views on sex, drugs, and alcohol? BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  A reader recently sought my advice. She wrote: “Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! –

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How grandparents can help their college-bound grandchildren BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  This is not an article about the college admissions scandal. You’re welcome. Rather, this is about how grandparents can

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When the grandchildren’s visits go awry BY KAREN L. RANCOURT It seemed like such a good idea … When Grandpa Don and (step) Grandma Marni dropped off Don’s son, Don’s

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The Third Act: Grandparenting in a Digital Age BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, Ph.D. Interview with Laura Tropp, Ph.D. of Marymount Manhattan College, New York and author The Third Act: Grandparenting

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Grandparents Grapple With Question: Is Santa Claus Real? Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, When Grandparents Grapple With: Is Santa Claus Real? We have two grandchildren, five-year-old Danny, and three-year-old Jessie. We

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BY KAREN L. RANCOURT For grandparents who worry that their college-bound grandchild doesn’t seem emotionally and behaviorally ready for college, they might consider gifting them a “gap year.” More and

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