A Grandmother –  Part Parent, Part Teacher, Part Friend! BY TERESA MARTIN When I was raising my children, my life was always a burst of activity. I had a full-time job,

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Hey grandparents, Here’s a cute article for parents on new and interesting baby names It never hurts to keep up with the latest and greatest baby names. But don’t forget,

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The separation of households that occurs when placing your elderly loved one into an aged care facility can make it difficult to maintain regular family time. For those used to

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Why Grandparents Are Essential to Young Children There have been many studies done on the impact grandparents make in the lives of grandchildren starting with the fabulous work from Dr.

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 BY JOSUHA COLEMAN The Pain Of Estrangement When I became a psychologist, I could not have predicted my practice would one day be filled with parents suffering from ongoing, unrelenting

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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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What’s new in grandbaby names? Colors of leaves, the cold crisp nights, and the countdown to the holidays. In a season full of warmth and festivities, it’s easy to see

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A brief history of parenting and grandparenting BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Parents and Grandparents have always existed, but putting an “ing” on them is something of recent vintage. Up

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BY KERRY BYRNE, PH.D. September can mark the beginning of novelty and transition for your grandchildren. But during this period of time, don’t forget the parents! Because for them, work

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BY JERRY WITKOVSKY As your parent’s age, balancing your role as adult children who worry or may even be caregivers can be challenging. While you want to ensure your aging

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BY JERRY WITKOVSKY As your parents age, balancing your role as adult children who worry or may even be caregivers can be challenging. While you want to ensure your aging

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Investing in your grandkids’ future starts in the kitchen BY WILLIAM “DR. BILL” SEARS, M.D. Grandchildren are some of life’s greatest treasures. Martha and I have 14 grandchildren. Like many

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Gift Ideas For Your Parents’ Wedding Anniversaries Gift-giving can be an incredibly thoughtful and personal way to show someone that you care. Finding the perfect gift for the special person

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As a parent whose children have recently left home, you probably have a hard time adjusting to the new situation. That’s why these important ways to cope with empty nest

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How to be a lifeline for an unfavored grandchild BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A distraught grandmother sought my advice concerning her granddaughter: My son-in-law bullies my 6-year-old granddaughter Katy, while

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The following are some selections from our readers.  Hope you enjoy! If you have a brief story to share, please send to editor@grandmagazine.com. Hello!  Happy New Year! BY DONNA MALLARD

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BY JOSHUA COLEMAN It’s hard to stop trying with your adult child. But sometimes it’s best for everyone. One of the most common questions I receive from parents in my

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BY DARLENE EDWARDS My husband and I are the proud parents of two amazing adult daughters and a wonderful son-in-law. In addition, not long ago, we became grandparents to a beautiful

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Criticizing Or Complaining Rarely Buys You Anything BY JOSHUA COLEMAN While many grandparents can regularly see their grandchildren, others rarely can spend time with their grands. However, some grandparents find

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The 10 Commandments For Grandparents BY JILL BOWLER The news that I was going to be a grandma was one of the most thrilling moments of my life. I just

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