January 2013

Being Present with Grandkids vs. Entertaining Them

January 30, 2013
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As grandparents, we often think we have to entertain our grandchildren when we’re together. But sometimes, just “going with the flow and no place to go” can be better.

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Grandparents and Grandchildren Share a Common Ally

January 21, 2013
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Your relationship with your grandchild is embedded in the relationship with your adult child and his spouse. They’re the gatekeepers to a successful relationship with your grandchildren.

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The Real Fountain of Youth: Being a Grandparent

January 14, 2013
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There is something thrilling about standing at opposite ends of a lifespan with your granddaughter: I, with so many years to reflect back on, and she, with her whole life ahead of her.

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Parental Guidance Is Not Just for Grandparents

January 7, 2013
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Billy Crystal’s Parental Guidance is a feel great movie that will have you laughing with familiarity and probably shedding a tear if you’re a softie like this grandma.

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Stop, Look, and Listen Helps Grandmas Practice Empathy

January 2, 2013
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Remember when you were first learning to cross the street? Our moms told us to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN. Those three words will also get us into the right mindset for showing empathy.

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