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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Ways to Update your Parenting Style

December 27, 2017

If you are a grandparent raising your grandchildren, then it may not merely be a few years since you last parented – it may be decades.  Yet times change, and you might feel that it is time to update your parenting.  There are different strategies to consider. Take a parenting class There are many parenting […]

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How to Develop a Relationship with a Grandchild who was given up for Adoption

December 27, 2017

Developing a relationship with a grandchild that was given up for adoption is a tricky thing.  Your grandchild might be very confused and unsure of the type of relationship that they want.  Consider the following tips. Go slowly It is important not to rush your grandchild into a deep relationship right away.  You might be […]

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How Grandparents Raising Kids are Adapting to the Digital Age

December 27, 2017

Not too many years ago, older folks vowed that they were not interested in new technology, nor would they ever learn anything about it. Now grandparents and great grandparents are looking up information, googling maps, swapping pictures, and buying and selling on online auctions. Those who have children in the house, had no choice in […]

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How does a Grandparent Cope when Denied Access to their Grandchildren

December 26, 2017

Today is my birthday – what a gift to stumble on to this site.  I have been denied access to my grandchild off and on for 10 years.  Now, there is a new twist.  My granddaughter states she really doesn’t want to come to my house because “it’s boring there.”  She’s 11, going through puberty […]

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Birth Grandparents Tips for Meeting your Adopted Grandchild

December 26, 2017

It may be one of the most exciting moments of your life: the time when you finally meet your adopted grandchild.  Of course, you want the reunion to be perfect, but remember that this is a very complicated and emotional situation that must be handled with care.  The following are tips for this meeting. Let […]

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The Celebration of Grandparents Day

December 26, 2017

Grandparents day has grown from a spark of inspiration in the heart of a dedicated grandmother, to a day recognized internationally and celebrated, not with the trappings of commercialization, but rather, as befits grandparents, in small, creative, and thoughtful ways. It was 1970 when Marian McQuade, mother of fifteen children, grandmother of forty three, and […]

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How Raising your Grandchildren can Deplete your Retirement Savings

December 26, 2017

Unfortunately raising your grandchildren can deplete your retirement savings.  Children are extremely expensive, and it is often not a single cost but the culmination of many different costs that ends up taking away from these important funds. Food Children go through a lot of food.  Unlike some other costs associated with them, this one is […]

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How Grandparents can help with their Grandchildren

December 26, 2017

Grandchildren grow up quite well without grandparents, but it is more fun growing up with them. Children need the extra protection that only grandparents or other close relatives can give. Often parents, in order to pay the mortgage or rent and to keep food on the table must leave the care of their children in […]

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What Grandparents really need for Christmas

December 25, 2017

Assuming we give our grandparents much love and attention all year ’round, there are some ultra-practical gifts some grandparents need for Christmas that would be deeply appreciated. This is for those of you whose grandparents are not well-off and could use the help, but would never accept a handout. As some grandparents are on fixed […]

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Don’t Indulge your Grandchildren Grandparents

December 25, 2017

Love and discipline go hand in hand. Grandchildren are spoiled and and indulged when their every whim is catered to, and when no effort is made to teach them how to be courteous and respectful to all others; this includes their grandparents. It is the responsibility of parents and grandparents to see that the children […]

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