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- Marge Warner on Mothers Are Like The Stars, Infinite, Diverse, And In Motion
- David Lubert on An Unemployed Man In His Later 60s, My Dad Needs Help
- George Schofield on In Our Faces: What Have You Noticed?
- Monique on In Our Faces: What Have You Noticed?
- George Schofield on Max, Age 5, And His Grownups Discuss Great Grandma
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Category Archives: grandparenting
OK. I’ll write about Retirement as you readers requested. But I want to use your examples to begin, your Diverse Voices of Retirement Experience. We often talk inaccurately about Baby Boomers as if they are all similar or even homogenous. … Continue reading
Usually the end of a visit is the end. In our case the end was the beginning after last March’s Spring Break visit at our house (Palm Heights, elevation 14’) by one set of grandkids and their parents. These grandkids … Continue reading
Grandparenting really began when humans started living longer. A key consequence of three generations (instead of two) being alive together was the passing along of survival experience and knowledge from grandparents that, prior to that point, would have been lost. … Continue reading
“You really want to know what I think about grandparenting? Why?” Recently, I interviewed a variety of kids, ages 7 to 17. Several were suspicious at first. Many had never had their opinion solicited before.
Did someone put a sign in our front yard that says“Grand-parent confession center”? I had hoped for lots of responses to my recent “Long Distance Grandparenting” column. What I had not expected was the inclusion of so many thought-provoking confessions.
I rode my bike to Daniel’s soccer game last Saturday. His dad is a friend of mine as well as the team’s coach. Daniel is 8. He can be both childlike and magically insightful/wise as only an 8 year old … Continue reading
Gold Medal Grandparenting is a revolutionary way for you to have a great relationship with your grandchildren and to have a great quality of life at the same time.
Barbara Murray said, “We thought the necessary grandparent wisdom would arrive automatically with our first grandchild. It hasn’t. Questions, yes. Excitement, yes. Wisdom, not so much.”