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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Tips to Raise a Baby: A Parenting Guide There is hardly anything more beautiful and satisfying than the joy of bringing a new life into the world. However, if you

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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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5 Things Not To Say To Your Grandchildren By Karen L. Rancourt L. RANCOURT –  AKA – Ask Grandma Karen Summertime for many families means vacations and more time together

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If you feel like you are butting heads with your grandkid’s parents, you may want to read this article. It’s aimed at the parents who feel like they are butting

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What Grandparents Need To Know. Cookies for breakfast, staying up late, and maybe a little more TV than usual. For some families, what happens at grandma’s house stays at grandma’s

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Help Wanted! BY CRISTINA FERRARI-LOGAN It’s 5:00 a.m. on Sunday and the phone is ringing.  Reaching blindly across the nightstand, I manage to knock over half a glass of pomegranate

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Feeding babies: What grandparents need to know BY IRV KATZ AND JAIA LENT Grandkids are a joy and the thrill is never greater than the first couple of years when

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10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with kids Editor’s note:  I think these are good tips for talking with some adults about COVID-19 too. Wendy Thomas Russell First, it was

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2020 (So far)! Names.org today released predictions for the Most Popular Baby Names of 2020.  New entries in the top 10 for boys this year

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Let’s Talk About Sex… BY JERRY WITKOVSKY I read an article in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago and was bursting to write about it. Yes! This

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What I learned about my father when he became Grandpa BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA  Dear Dad,  I think it’s fair to say our relationship has never been better…now that we’re 5,000 miles apart. Before you take

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Over the past ten years or so, more and more hospitals are offering grandparenting classes. We endeavor to keep our readers updated about these services. Check out this article by Palo

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Why You Should Often Ignore Your Child’s  Opinion of You As A Parent BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN I think one of the hardest tasks of being an estranged parent is countering

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Raising Your Grandchildren and Social Security Benefits If you’re the primary caregiver of your grandchildren, you may be eligible for additional Social Security disability or retirement benefits. The Social Security

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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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When the Parentals Leave Grandma in Charge By Norma Galambos One of the reasons I retired from working full time was to spend more time with our grandchildren. When the

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The Grand Plan: Executive Summary SOURCE: ZEROTOTHREE Grandparents fill a major gap in childcare in this country, care that is otherwise unavailable or unaffordable to many. Grandparents in the U.S.

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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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Giving grandchildren grit—the surprising key BY LINDA AND RICHARD EYRE Do you sometimes wonder what will happen to this next generation of children, which includes our grandchildren? Sometimes it seems

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