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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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Ten Things Grandparents should Teach their Grandchildren

January 3, 2018

Grandparents have golden opportunities to impart wisdom and teach values during comfortable and accepting exchanges with their grandchildren. Because of the nature of the relationship, loving grandparents can guide rather than direct, and grandchildren will often absorb the messages without feeling ‘taught.’ Here are ten worthwhile teachings to pass on. 1. Be of service to […]

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Preparing for a Weekend Visit with your Grandchildren

January 3, 2018

The late Lois Wyse, advertising executive, author and columnist, once wrote, “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” Lois Wyse had it right; grandchildren are wonderful people who think you are simply amazing, make the best cookies and find it hilarious that you used to […]

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Teach Grandchildren

January 3, 2018

Do you have grandchildren? If you do, you need to teach them how to do many things, as it will make their lives better. You will learn ten things you should teach your grandchildren. Teach them how to fight. Although they should never start one, they need to know how to defend themselves in case […]

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The value of Connections between Young Children and Grandparents

January 2, 2018

Young children can build connections with their grandparents easily – even if the grandparents live far away from the family. Old-fashioned technologies and new applications make it easier than ever to stay in touch, create lasting memories, and build the foundations for meaningful relationships between generations. The first step for young children to connect with […]

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Grandchildren Live far away

January 2, 2018

Being long distance grandparents is definitely challenging. The largest and hardest obstacle is the very fact that your grandchildren are, indeed, so far away. As a grandmother your arms long to hold your sweet little grandbabies. As time goes by, and the little ones grow up, your desire to be near only increases. Grandpa feels […]

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What to do when the Grandkids are Coming

January 2, 2018

There is nothing that makes grandparents happier than spending time with grandchildren. Getting to spend an entire weekend with them is something that may be looked forward to with great anticipation and also a little concern. If the grandkids are going to be spending the weekend at your home, there are things that may need […]

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Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren

January 2, 2018

Grandparents raising their grandchildren has become such a common occurrence today. Obviously, there are different reasons for this, but increasingly it is because our children can’t or won’t. As a grandparent practically raising my oldest grandson for 5 of his 9 years, I have thought long and hard on why this is happening, and I […]

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Finding ways to get grandchildren and grandparents together

January 2, 2018

The sweetest thing that anyone can witness is a young boy reaching up to his grandpa’s hand to walk down the dirt lane, or a young girl running with open arms to her grandma giving that much anticipated kiss! Every parent wants to see their child embrace their grandparent with love, and the security of […]

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