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How to tell new Grandparents they can’t Move in when Baby Arrives

January 6, 2018

“When are you having children?” This may, quite possibly be the most asked question of newlyweds. Friends and family are eager to hear the exciting news that you’re expecting. As you make your announcement, each person has their own ideas of how they will be apart of this joyous occasion. A few friends may be […]

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The Changing Roles of the Grandparents

January 6, 2018

My grandparents were nearly non-existent during much of my formative years. By the time that I became an adult, they had either passed away or reached a state of physical decline that precluded much involvement in my life. However, for many centuries this was not the case. Grandparents were a part of a child’s life […]

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What should a Parent do when a Grandparent Plays Favorites

January 6, 2018

What should a parent do when a grandparent plays favorites raises even more questions: how much spontaneity is necessary for the healthy emotional growth of children? Do we want to create a perfect world for our children in which everything is fair and love and emotions are given in the right amount in the right […]

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Long Distance Grandparenting

January 6, 2018

Long-distance grandparenting is not an optimal situation, but with hard work, dedication, unwavering love, and committment, then it is certainly possible. All relationships are difficult to maintain, but they can be achieved. If both parties are interested, then a long distance relationship can work, even though it is not ideal. The role of the grandparent […]

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Long Distance Grandparenting

January 5, 2018

Remember the excitement you experienced for both you and your child when they first became of age and had the means to move out? You had always known that day would come, but for some reason the thought that they would take your grandbabies with them, just did not immediately register. The role of grandparent […]

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Long Distance Grandparenting

January 5, 2018

Grandparents are always ecstatic, adoring and truly in love with their grandchildren. Grandchildren are the joy of grandparents lives. It’s a another chance to live through the eyes of a child and to experience and share the joys of growing up again with their grand- child. If you are a long distance grandparent there is […]

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What Grandparents need to know about Internet Safety

January 5, 2018

Most grandparents are in the older generation. They are either too cautious, thinking that the internet is some sort of portal to evil. The others are too naive to the new technology to realize that any trouble exists on the internet. Many grandparents spend a lot of time with their grandchildren. Any in today’s age, […]

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Long Distance Grandparenting

January 4, 2018

I never intended to be one of those children who moved away from family. I saw my life much differently when I was newly married and planning out my future. After 8 years of marriage, my husband and I turned our parents into the one thing none of them desired to be…long distant grandparents. I […]

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The Changing Roles of the Grandparents

January 4, 2018

In Canada, 65,000 children are being raised by grandparents who would otherwise be enjoying their golden years. A recent Canadian news documentary showed two things about the changing roles of Grandparents; they have to parent their grandchildren, and they have to do it with little or no government assistance. Grandparents no long expect to spend […]

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Long Distance Grandparenting

January 4, 2018

The traditional notion of Grandparenting, the chocolate-box image we all have, involves close contact, valuable time spent together doing the kinds of things children love to do – playing, laughing, learning… In reality, it is becoming more and more common for grandparents and grandchildren to live far from one another. This is difficult for everyone […]

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