New parents want to bond alone with their newborn. Grandparents must be patient and respect their wishes until the new parents invite them into the “inner circle.”
Patty Fisher’s May 21 San Jose Mercury News column features a story about becoming a grandmother and creating the GaGa Sisterhood for enthusiastic grandmothers.
Grandmothers want to entertain their grandchildren not discipline them. Let the parents be the Enforcers but respect their rules.
Adair Lara explains why humor is so important to her and why she chose to write The Granny Diaries from a humorous perspective
Grandparents shouldn’t strive for perfection but just be “good enough” grandparents.
Busy families can incorporate simple rituals into their daily lives as a way to bond with each other.
I created a game for our traditional brunch called “Mother’s Day Not-So-Trivial Pursuit!” I made a list of questions about our mothers and handed out copies to everyone.
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