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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.

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...

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...

The Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

We have reentered the era of “breast is best” and the La Leche League is making a fierce comeback. Today, birthing centers are armed with a crew of lactation consultants who make it known that their number one goal is to get every mother breastfeeding. And it is estimated...

Holding Your Child Back From Kindergarten

One of the hardest decisions a mom can make is whether to hold her child back from starting Kindergarten or not. This is especially true if you’re the sentimental type, and even more so if the child in question is your youngest, and therefore your last baby to leave...

Kids Can Be Cruel – They can be Very Mean

As a parent, it’s heartbreaking for your child to come home in tears or emotional distress because someone at school has been mean to them. Kids can be cruel creatures, often because of their honesty to emotion and selfishness rather than sheer meanness. This reality however, doesn'’t make learning...

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