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Susan Adcox

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan Adcox

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Fusible Bead Projects for Grandchildren Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Looking for a creative activity for the grandchildren? Fusible beads are great fun. Grandparents can supervise and do the final ironing step.
    • 3 Money Mistakes That Grandparents Make With Adult Children Created: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      When adult children have financial difficulty, grandparents often want to help, but they should avoid these three money mistakes.
    • 7 Things Grandparents Would Like to Say to Parents Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Wise grandparents may not ever say these things, but they would probably like to say some of these seven things to the parents of their grandchildren.
    • Studying Grandparenting Styles, Past and Future Created: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Researchers have reached some interesting conclusions about grandparenting styles. Their studies may give grandparents some insight into their own actions and motives. But the time is ripe for anot...
    • Areas Not in a Grandparent's Role Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A grandparent's role has many enjoyable dimensions, but some areas are not included. As much as they might like to express an opinion, these areas are in a grandparent's role. Learning to observe t...
    • Robot Turtles: The Game for Little Programmers! Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Can a board game teach kids to code? Dan Shapiro says yes, and Robot Turtles is Exhibit A. Now available from ThinkFun, Robot Turtles is a hot new STEM toy.
    • How to Use FaceTime for Family Video Calling Created: Monday, September 03, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      If you own certain Apple products, you can video chat easily with children and grandchildren.
    • How the Generations Differ About Money Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Economic stress may cause generational conflict, but it can be avoided if family members have empathy for the particular stresses faced by others.
    • How to Give Money to Grandchildren Created: Monday, November 18, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Many grandparents want to give grandchildren money in substantial amounts, for college or other purposes. Learn how to give wisely.
    • When Grandparents Need to Say No Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      They love to say yes, but sometimes need to say no. These hints and scripts will help grandparents when they have to decline a request from a child.
    • Should Grandparents-to-Be Take a Grandparenting Class? Created: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Should grandparents-to-be go to school? Why not? Taking a grandparenting class will show that you're serious about your new role.
    • 6 Things You May Not Know About Grandparents' Rights Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      When it comes to grandparents' rights, what you don't know can hurt you. Find out six things you may not know about a grandparent's legal rights.
    • Gift Ideas for Grandchildren: Whose Job Is It? Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      It can be hard to come up with ideas for gifts for grandchildren, and parents may dislike doing it for you.These gift-giving hacks make it easier.
    • Six Cheap but Creative Ways to Have Fun Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Spending time with grandchildren can be costly, but not when you choose one of these six kinds of cheap fun.
    • Enjoy a Family Beach Vacation With the Grandkids Created: Friday, July 19, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Family beach vacations are memorable, especially when the grandkids are on board. Learn how to keep everyone safe at the beach and have an affordable vacation, too.
    • Dealing With Grandparent Death Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 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.
    • Grandparents' Rights From a Parent's Point of View Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Grandparents who want visitation with grandchildren can cause unnecessary grief to parents if they go about it the wrong way.
    • Grandkids Say the Darndest Things! Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Grandchildren have some great lines. On-the-ball grandparents write them down so they can be enjoyed another day.
    • The Best Kids' Books About Grandparents Created: Sunday, October 04, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Grandparents and grandchildren reading a book about grandparents and grandchildren--that's one special moment. We've found the best kids' books about grandparents to make it happen.
    • Grandparents' Day: A Book for Children Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      A granddaughter's interactions with grandparents are reminiscent of things they did for her when she was small, in this children's book by Tina Marie Kaht.
    • Virginia Grandparents' Rights Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Virginia presents a challenge to grandparents as visitation and custody are addressed in a lengthy set of statutes, and case law also comes into play.
    • Yiddish Name for Grandfather Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The Yiddish name for a grandfather is Zayde.
    • 11 Factors for Grandparent Child Care Providers to Consider Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Grandparent child care providers will have to make some changes in their lives, and they should consider how these changes will impact their quality of life before making the commitment.
    • FAQs About Grandmother Showers Created: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Are you new to the concept of grandmother showers? Find answers to frequently asked questions about these celebrations designed to usher women into grandmotherhood.
    • Louisiana Grandparents' Rights Created: Saturday, June 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      In the state of Louisiana, "extraordinary circumstances" must be present for grandparents to win visitation rights.
    • Readers Share Their Grandmother Names Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      One of the rites of passage of becoming a grandmother is choosing a grandmother name. Readers share their names and how they came to be a Nana, a Grammy or a Glamma.
    • Writing Letters to Grandchildren Created: Friday, June 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Writing letters to grandchildren is a great strategy, especially for long-distance grandparents. From toddlers to teens, everyone loves getting letters.
    • Mother-Daughter Conflicts Created: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Readers are invited to share their stories of mother-daughter conflicts and any insights that might help others avoid conflict.
    • French-Canadian for Grandfather Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Find out how French-Canadians say grandfather.
    • Russian Name for Grandfather Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Find out how to say grandfather in the Russian language.
    • Raised by a Grandfather Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 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."
    • Tape Today, Bubble Wrap Tomorrow? Created: Saturday, February 09, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Various solutions are suggested to a grandfather who doesn't like having his house childproofed when his grandson comes to visit.

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