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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.

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...

Your First Grandchild – It’s More Fun than Raising Your Own Children

Expecting your first grandchild? Chances are you are both nervous and excited, depending on the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy. The first grandchild is often one of those monumental moments in life when you rearrange and reconfigure everything you thought...

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....

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...

Disciplining Twins – It’s Not Much Different than Disciplining a Single Child

Twins mean doing everything twice. But one of the bonuses to having twins is that you are able to save a lot of time by combining discipline techniques and discussions into one big family conversation. When you have twins they are always intently aware what their sister or brother...

Letting Your Child Have Sleepovers with School Friends

At some point, it becomes inevitable – your child will be invited to a sleepover. They will come home red faced and excited that they were invited to a schoolmate'’s house for a birthday party, to spend the night. '“Can I go, Can I go?'” The problem is that...

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