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Donne Davis
Donne Davis is founder of the GaGa Sisterhood, a social network for grandmas and author of When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand.

Entries by Donne Davis

How Constant Praise May Be Damaging Our Grandchildren

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:27 AM

Over the past three generations, theories about self-esteem have dramatically changed. When my mother was a child, her parents gave her very little praise because they believed it would give her a "swelled head." Today's parents heap praise on their children for the tiniest achievements. No gesture is too small...

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How To Be A Better Communicator With Your Partner

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 6:02 AM

February is the month of love. One of the best ways we can be loving partners is to be better communicators with each other. But sometimes it's not that easy. Whether you've been together one year or 50 years, bad communication habits can develop and become ingrained.

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Should You Move To Live Near Your Grandchildren?

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 6:04 AM

When I became a grandma ten years ago, I wished I didn't have to drive two hours to see my granddaughter. Whenever I visited, my daughter showed me the latest house for sale in her neighborhood. But I didn't want to move. One of my friends told me: "I'd never...

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Grandchildren Can Test Your Vanity

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 7:01 AM

Grandchildren can be brutally honest -- especially when they're young and simply making innocent observations about the people in their world. "Why do you have so many lines on your face?" "Why are your teeth yellow?" "Why do you have such wobbly arms?" "Why can't you get down on the...

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Compliment Parents And Make Their Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2013 | 8:37 AM

Today's parents of young children are warned not to praise them too excessively because it will make them praise dependent. But as parents of these parents, we grandparents need to remember how important it is to compliment our adult children for the hard work they're doing to raise our grandchildren.

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Grandparents And Grandchildren Share a Common Ally

(24) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 6:31 AM

Being a grandparent is complicated. I discovered that nine years ago after witnessing the birth of my first grandchild. I was blessed to be the first person to see my granddaughter enter the world and when our eyes locked on each other, a miraculous bond was formed. I went completely...

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