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Magazines for Grandparents

November 17, 2017

Grandparents magazine is the little engine that couldn’t. Most attempts to tap into the over 50 crowd with a grand parenting theme have had no success. Meredith Corporation, publishers of Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Baby and a host of other magazines, went up to bat in the late 1980s with “Grandparents”. According […]

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How important are grandparents to children

November 11, 2017

Grandparents can play a vital role in early childhood development and continue to enrich children’s lives throughout their formative years. Parents are responsible for nurturing their children’s physical, emotional and intellectual needs. They are responsible for providing education and instilling morals and values to ensure their children grow up to be well-adjusted and productive members […]

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How Young Children can Connect with their Grandparents

November 11, 2017

For grandparents to have an impact on their grandchildren, there must be a meeting of the minds:  the grandparents’ and the parents’.  In that initial meeting, you will either access the importance of your connection with your grandchildren or you will give each other a reason as to why that connection is not forthcoming.  So, […]

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Helping your grandchildren by guiding them through homework tasks

November 11, 2017

Grandparents who play a major part in the daily lives of their grandchildren will come across the stumbling block called homework at some stage in their grandchild’s school career. The amount of help and guidance grandparents can give will depend on the child’s age, the kind of homework being set, and how much the grandparent […]

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What grandparents teach their grandchildren

November 11, 2017

Grandparents can do so much to aid their grandchildren in life. They have been there and they have struggled through the raising of their own children. They are, (usually), wise and have much experience to fall back on. What should they teach their grandchildren? First and foremost, teach that those children are loved, no matter […]

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Connect with your grandchildren

November 10, 2017

The role of a grandparent in the life of a child can be very passive, or actively engaged. The goal for most families is based on their views of respect and what family life should look like. Most people can agree that children can never be loved by too many people. Respectful loving families are […]

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Guidelines for granparents who need to seek a court order to see grandchildren

November 10, 2017

Many grandparents find the notion of not having contact with their grandchildren inconceivable. In truth, however, there are many grandparents who are confronted with the reality of losing the right to visit and spend time with grandchildren. Several grandparents have managed to negotiate a resolution with and without assistance from the courts and others have […]

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Grandparents have prerogatives when it comes to grandchildren

November 9, 2017

Do grandparents have prerogatives in the lives of their grandchildren? When the family works together as a team, a child benefits in relationship with parent and grandparent. When the family is broken apart by death or divorce, the lines blur in the prerogatives of the grandparents. The only prerogatives that are guaranteed for most grandparents […]

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Tips for bonding with mixed race grandchildren

November 9, 2017

A grandchild is a precious gift. It is another opportunity in life to show unconditional love to a child. It is not something that should be taken lightly or take for granted. The world seems like a much smaller place. Technology allows us to reach around the planet in a matter of seconds through the […]

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Health considerations when faced with raising grandchildren

November 9, 2017

The decision to raise a grandchild is not one a grandparent can take lightly. In fact, it often takes help from others outside the family to the grandparents evaluate. It may be a family friend, a professional child psychologist, or, for some, it may be a religious leader. It is important to not the love […]

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