Being Present with Grandkids vs. Entertaining Them

grandparents and grandchildren playing

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.

Grandparents and Grandchildren Share a Common Ally

3 generations

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.

The Real Fountain of Youth: Being a Grandparent

youth at a fountain

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.

Parental Guidance Is Not Just for Grandparents

parental-guidance-movie

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.

Stop, Look, and Listen Helps Grandmas Practice Empathy

Stop, look, listen

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.