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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.

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....

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...

Holidays with an Adopted Child

For many parents, the holidays are always stressful. The heightened expectations, financial stress and packed schedules that most parents experience around the holidays can make this time of year as difficult as it is wonderful. Now consider the impact this additional stress is likely having on your adopted child,...

The Importance of a Father in a Child’s Life

Mothers love makes the world go round! But what about the love of a father? Many researchers are finding that the affects of a fathers love on the development of a child are often understudied and underestimated. A report out of the University of Connecticut concluded that in matters...

What Your Daughter Wears – Is it Appropriate

In September of 2006, author and journalist Celia Rivenbark published a book entitled 'Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank' in which she explores the current trends in childhood and pre-teen fashion. Rivenbark, a humour columnist by trade, takes a look at the trends from a humorous perspective, but...

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