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Grandparenting can be much more rewarding than raising your own children as you don' t have to deal with all everyday problems.

What to Call the Grandparents

Meemaw and Pawpaw? Grandma and Grandpa? Grandpa Bubba and Betty? Joe and Sally? Or how about the beloved “G-MAMA'” that the infamous McKenzie from Toddlers and Tiaras uses to address her maternal grandmother? Suffice it to say that deciding '‘what...

When Grandparents Play Favorites

Grandchildren. They make grandparents happy. Many of them carry around little brag books and suddenly become the kind of parents to their grandchildren that their children wish they were to them. In fact, the birth of grandchildren to a...

Taking Advantage of the Grandparents

According to a recent Census Bureau statistic, there are approximately 8 million children in the United States that are living in the same home as their grandparents. This is an increase of 78% since data compiled in the 1970’s....

Grand Parenting Is Not Always Easy

Being a grandparent is great, but it does take some getting used to. For a first-timer, the first thought is usually something like, "I'm not old enough to be a grandparent". Children really do grow up fast. The sad...

My Child Doesn’’t Have Grandparents

It’s easy to imagine your life and think about having children, while watching your own parents become grandparents. Yet for numerous reasons, there are many children in this world who either don'’t have living grandparents, or don'’t have grandparents...

Choosing Grandparents as Caretakers

There isn’t a parent alive who didn'’t know everything about raising children until the day they had their own. You, like so many others probably held firm to a laundry list of '‘I never'’s'’ that included who, how and...

When Your Children Don’’t Like Their Grandparents

There really is no such thing as a perfect family! What you may have imagined, may never come to fruition and this can come full circle when it comes to grandparents and grandchildren. There is this ideal created that...

Tough Love – It’s Not Always Easy Being a Parent

We have all heard the expressions about tough love. As common a phrase as it is, I still am unclear as to its true meaning. To me the first time I had to hold down my infant for vaccinations and they screamed so hard that I thought they were...

Camping with Children – How to make the Holiday Enjoyable

Were you an avid camper back in the B.C. (before children) years of your life? Have you given up your love of the great outdoors since your kids have come along? Do you long for the days when you could pitch a tent, pull fish from the river for...

Dogs and Children – Should you Get Them a Pet

Allowing a child the opportunity to have a dog can provide many valuable lessons about love, friendship and responsibility. Dogs and children are as natural a combination as peanut butter and jelly, and if your child expresses an interest in a pet you should at least give the idea...

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