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Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan Adcox

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Holiday Outings With Grandchildren Created: Saturday, November 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Can't handle another Christmas-themed TV show? Load up the grandkids and take them somewhere special. These outings could become new holiday traditions.
    • Grandparenting Special Needs Children Created: Sunday, September 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Grandparents of a special needs child face several challenges, including coming to terms with the grandchild's condition and learning how to help.
    • Raised by a Grandfather Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Brenda Della Casa is something of a rarity: a female raised by a grandfather. This interview with Della Casa may offer valuable insight for grandparents raising grandchildren."
    • Spanish Name for Grandmother Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Abuela is the Spanish name for grandmother, although more informal terms are also popular.
    • Is It Postpartum Depression or Just the Baby Blues? Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Grandparent are well situated to notice when new mothers are depressed. Is it just the baby blues or true postpartum depression? This info may help.
    • Do I Have the Right to See My Grandchildren? Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Many readers want to know: Do grandparents have the right to see their grandchildren? The answer is complicated.
    • French-Canadian Name for Grandmother Created: Monday, March 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The French-Canadian name for grandmother is Mémé, but some use variations.
    • Do I Need a Letter of Permission to Travel With Grandchildren? Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      It's always a good idea to carry a letter of permission to travel with grandchildren. It's easy to create your own form and have it notarized following these simple instructions.
    • How I Have Coped With Being an Estranged Grandparent Created: Monday, November 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Estranged grandparents tell what strategies have helped them cope. Perhaps some of these coping strategies will help other grandparents who have been denied contact with their grandchildren.
    • Choosing Your Grandfather Name Created: Friday, October 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Some grandfathers prefer the traditional Grandpa, while others opt for something cooler or a name suggested by their heritage or culture." itemprop="description" Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is meant by the term grandparents' rights? What rights do grandparents have to visitation and custody?
    • Grandparents Who Have Problems With Boundaries Created: Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do some grandmothers try to act like mothers? Do some grandparents have problems with boundaries? Some parents say yes.
    • The Role of Great-Grandparents Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Great-grandparents occupy a special niche in family life. They may be less involved in daily affairs yet hold a position of great prominence and influence in the family.
    • Model a Happy Marriage for Your Grandchildren Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Grandparents should mind the messages about marriage that they are sending to the grandchildren, but marriages should also be tended for their own sake.
    • Easter Gifts for Grandchildren Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      If you'd like to get your grandchildren something for Easter, but you are all "bunnied" out, check out these suggestions for Easter gifts for grandchildren of all ages.
    • Japanese Name for Grandmother Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      In the Japanese language, different words are used to simply say "grandmother" and to refer to your own grandmother.
    • Try These Easy Card Games for Kids Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      If you have a deck of cards, you won't be at a loss for a way to entertain your grandchildren. Try these ten easy games.
    • A Reader Asks: Should My Grandchildren Have to Live in a Dirty House? Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A reader asks whether there is anything that can be done about grandchildren who are being raised in a dirty house.
    • When Can Grandchildren Use a Hot Tub or Spa? Created: Monday, April 13, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Grandparents who own hot tubs or spas need to know at what age their grandchildren can be allowed to get in. Children in hot tubs are at risk because their bodies do not get rid of heat easily.
    • Do Grandparents Make Their Grandchildren Fat? Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Grandparents who hand out high-calorie treats and encourage sedentary habits may be partly to blame if their grandchildren are overweight.
    • Keepsake Books for Grandparents to Give to Grandchildren Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Give your grandchildren what no one else can: a gift of your memories in a special keepsake book. Find the book that is the right size, format and type for you.
    • Tips For Completing a Keepsake Journal for a Grandchild Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A keepsake journal completed by a grandparent for a grandchild is a priceless gift. These tips will make the task of completing your journal easier.
    • Classic Kids Outdoor Games Still Have Appeal Created: Friday, April 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Grandparents will enjoy teaching the grandkids classic outdoor games like Swing the Statue and hopscotch.
    • Grandparenting Problems - Readers Respond About Grandparenting Problems Created: Saturday, September 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Readers tell us their worst grandparenting experiences, about times they were scared or angry or overwhelmed. Our grandchildren may think we're perfect, but we know better.
    • Grandmother Names - Readers Tell How They Got Their Grandmother Names Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      One of the rites of passage of becoming a grandmother is choosing a grandmother name. New grandmothers often spend many hours contemplating their choices. Readers share their names and how they cam...
    • Mother-Daughter Conflicts Created: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Readers are invited to share their stories of mother-daughter conflicts and the insights that can be derived from them that might help others avoid conflict.
    • Combined Family Birthday Parties Created: Saturday, September 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Celebrating birthdays can turn into a chore for large families, but combining birthday parties can help. Joint celebrations don’t have to take the place of individual parties for kids.
    • All About Choosing Grandparent Names Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      New grandparents face an important decision: choosing their grandparent names. Today's grandmothers and grandfathers have a lot of choices.
    • Writing Letters to Grandchildren Created: Friday, June 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Writing letters to grandchildren is a great strategy, especially for long-distance grandparents. From toddlers to teens, everyone loves getting letters.
    • Play an Old-Fashioned Game of Flashlight Tag Created: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Flashlight Tag is a combination of tag and hide-and-seek that is played at night. It's an old-fashioned game that today's kids will love.
    • What Grandparent Babysitters Want Parents to Know Created: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      For those parents who occasionally drop off the grandkids for a few hours or a day or a night with the grandparents, there are a few things we want you to know. Grandparent babysitters are loving a...
    • Enjoying Your Baby Grandchild's First Year Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      There’s nothing more exciting than having a new grandchild. Keep these principles in mind to make the most of your baby grandchild's first year.

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