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Susan Adcox

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan Adcox

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Use FaceTime for Family Video Calling Created: Monday, September 03, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      If you own certain Apple products, you can video chat easily with children and grandchildren.
    • How to Navigate Tricky Mother-Daughter Relationships Created: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      In theory, mother-daughter relationships should be the closest of human relationships. In fact, they are often marked by strife over boundaries.
    • Old-Fashioned Fun and Games Created: Monday, June 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Your grandchildren will enjoy old-fashioned fun and games as much as you did when you were a child. You'll have fun sharing these old classics with them.
    • Ohio Grandparents' Rights Created: Monday, June 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Ohio allows for grandparents and other interested parties to be granted visitation and provides a lengthy list of factors to be considered.
    • Pennsylvania Grandparents' Rights Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The statutes governing Pennsylvania grandparents' rights allow grandparents to seek visitation in cases of parental death, divorce or separation.
    • Grandparents Who Have Problems With Boundaries Created: Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Do some grandmothers try to act like mothers? Do some grandparents have problems with boundaries? Some parents say yes.
    • 7 Hints for Communicating With Adult Children Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      These seven hints can help grandparents communicate with adult children for happier, healthier relationships.
    • California Grandparents' Rights Created: Friday, May 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      According to laws governing grandparents' rights in California, the bond between grandparents and grandchildren can figure largely in a suit for visitation rights.
    • Capture the Flag: A Classic Outdoor Game Created: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Capture the Flag is a classic outdoor game that has been especially popular with Scouting groups. It can be quite rough and physical, although some of the variations are less so.
    • Florida Grandparents' Rights Created: Saturday, May 30, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Florida is one of the most restrictive states concerning grandparent visitation rights, due to that state's emphasis on the right to privacy.
    • Dealing With Grandparent Death Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      A grandparent death may be a child's first encounter with loss. Children dealing with death need the support of understanding adults, including the other grandparents.
    • Italian Name for Grandmother Created: Monday, March 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Nonna is the Italian word for grandmother, but it also is popular with those not of Italian heritage.
    • Italian Name for Grandfather Created: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The Italian term for grandfather is nonno, but there are several variations of this term.
    • Ethnic Names for Grandmothers and Grandmother Names in Other Countries Created: Saturday, May 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Many grandmothers, in searching for just the right grandmother name, are turning to ethnic names for grandmothers or grandmother names from other countries.
    • Family Disputes That May Lead to Loss of Contact Created: Monday, January 09, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Some family disputes result in grandparents being cut off from grandchildren. Learn how disputes can be prevented or, if not prevented, resolved.
    • Forms of Grandparent Custody and Kinship Care Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Grandparents who find themselves responsible for their grandchildren, a form of kinship care, should know about the different types of grandparent custody that can be legally formalized.
    • Grandparent Visitation Rights State by State Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      These summaries of laws in all 50 states also link to the actual state statutes, so you can find out more about your grandparent visitation rights.
    • What New Grandparents Need to Know Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      These ten suggestions for new grandparents or grandparents-to-be will pave the way for a great relationship with your grandchild.
    • Helping Out When a Grandchild Is Born Created: Sunday, June 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Grandparents can give valuable assistance when their grandchildren are born by helping to take care of the baby, helping with housework, running errands, and being the family photographer.
    • Old-Fashioned Ball Games for Kids Created: Sunday, April 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Organized sports are great, but sports that kids can organize themselves have a lot to commend them, too. This selection of old-fashioned ball games for kids is designed for a wide span of ages. Gr...
    • French Name for Grandmother Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      There are several variations of the French name for grandmother.
    • Irish Name for Grandmother Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The formal Irish name for grandmother is seanmhathair, whereas the informal is mathair mhor or mathair Chriona.
    • Can a Grandparent Get Custody of a Grandchild? Created: Saturday, August 03, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      In certain circumstances, grandparents may want to get custody of a grandchild or grandchildren. Learn about the circumstances under which grandparent custody is likely to be awarded.
    • Grandparents' Visitation Rights Created: Friday, May 15, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      This overview of grandparents' visitation rights explains why state laws differ and what the Supreme Court has said about grandparents' rights.
    • Six Steps for Estranged Grandparents Created: Sunday, October 13, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Grandparents who been estranged from grandchildren need a plan of action for working toward reconciliation or for adapting to the lack of contact.
    • All About Grandparents' Visitation Rights Created: Monday, January 09, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Grandparents who have lost contact with grandchildren need information about their options. This article links to a variety of resources.
    • Before You Sue for Visitation Rights Created: Friday, January 06, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Before grandparents sue for visitation rights, they should have a good idea about the cost of such litigation in money and and in stress on all parties.
    • How to Be a Good Mother-in-Law and Grandmother Created: Sunday, December 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      A grandmother who is interested in how to be a good mother-in-law is more likely to have sound and lasting relationships with her grandchildren.
    • Choose Your Grandfather Name Created: Friday, October 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Some grandfathers prefer the traditional Grandpa, while others opt for something cooler or a name suggested by their heritage or culture.
    • Documents Needed For Traveling With Grandchildren Created: Friday, July 11, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Traveling with grandchildren is one of life's pleasures, but you need to know what kinds of documents you will need for your chosen destinations.
    • Indoor Treasure Hunt for Children Created: Monday, March 11, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The next time bad weather keeps the grandchildren indoors, try this treasure hunt to get them moving. Just pick and choose from this list of clues, or create your own custom clues.
    • Kids' Easter Egg Games Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Ten great Easter egg games will ensure that the kids have lots of fun on Easter. Start with the traditional egg hunt and move on to Hot Boiled Egg, Steal the Egg, Candy Egg Toss and more.

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