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Share Your Grandparent Stories

Enjoy Reader Submissions and Consider Telling Your Own Story

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Do you have grandparent stories to tell? Our "Show and Tell" feature allows you to share your stories with other About.com readers. Check the list of topics for reader submissions. You're sure to find something that you're an expert on. Submitting your story is easy and fun.

1. Do You Have Experience With Grandparent Custody Issues?

About 2.5 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Grandparents without legal custody may find themselves unable to access the benefits that the children are due, or even unable to make decisions about their education and health. If you have had experience with issues of custody, your story may help others seeking grandparent custody. Click on "See Published Stories" to read stories on this topic.

2. Have You Been Denied Visitation With a Grandchild?

If you are a grandparent who has been denied visitation rights, this is an opportunity for you to tell your story. If your story has a positive outcome, others in the same situation will be able to take heart. If not, perhaps your story can help grandparents in similar situations avoid losing contact with their grandchildren. Click "See Published Stories" to read accounts from other grandparents struggling with this issue.

3. Are You the Grandparent of Twins or Multiples?

There's just something fascinating about same-age siblings, as you know if you are the grandparent of twins or multiples. Casual observers don't know the whole story about the fun and challenges of grandparenting same-age siblings, but you can share your world with the rest of us. Click "See Published Stories" to get acquainted with other grandparents of twins and multiples.

4. Grandmothers: What's Your Fashion Look?

Just because we're grandmothers doesn't mean that we're not interested in fashion. Describe your fashion look and tell us how you achieve it. Be sure to attach pictures. Be sure to click the link that says "See Published Submissions" to read the stories on this topic.

5. Have You Hosted a Grandma Camp?

Grandma Camps come in many varieties: sleepover camps, day camps, camps at the lake, real tent camping expeditions. Readers will enjoy reading about your Grandma Camp with its challenges and successes. Be sure to click the link that says "See Published Submissions" to read the stories by grandparents on this topic.

6. Do You Like to Do Crafts With Your Grandchildren?

Crafters love to hear what others are doing, and grandparent crafters are no exception. You are invited to share a craft that you enjoy or tell about one particular project that you carried out. Be sure and tell about any difficulties that you encountered and how you suggest overcoming them. Select "See Published Stories" to read about other grandparents and their crafting adventures.

7. Are You in an Unusual Grandparenting Situation?

A number of situations can make your grandparenting path atypical. Perhaps you have a grandchild adopted from another country, or perhaps you became an instant grandparent by marrying someone with grandchildren. Whatever your particular situation, you probably have wisdom to share. Click on "See Published Stories" to read stories on this topic.

8. Are You the Grandparent of a Special Needs Child?

It's difficult to generalize about special needs children. Like all children, each is an individual, presenting specific challenges and rewards. If you are the grandparent of a special needs child, telling your story could help other families in similar--though differing--situations. Be sure to click the link at the right to read the stories by grandparents on this topic.

9. Are You a Long-Distance Grandparent?

Grandparents who don't live near their grandchildren have some obstacles to overcome, but many of them do it with great style and ingenuity. Share your philosophy and your most successful strategies. Be sure to click the link that says "See Published Submissions" to read other accounts from long-distance grandparents.

10. Do You Have a Grandparent Blog?

If you have a blog that is primarily about grandparenting, consider telling us all about it. You'll garner new readers, and would-be bloggers will learn from your experiences. Be sure to click the link that says "See Published Submissions" to read other accounts from grandparent bloggers.

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