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Why I Love Nothing Better Than To Be Called Granny

Debbie Slevin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

What is it about grandparenting that has so totally captivated me? I try to parse the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I get when I am with my grandson, to understand the visceral pleasure of this stage of life.

Shouldn't We Give Hillary Clinton a Chance?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I was glad to voice my concerns and hopes for Hillary Clinton's upcoming election to the knowledgeable congresswoman with personal experiences with Hillary. Now it's your turn to have your voice heard in the comments below.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Short-term thinking created our current climate predicament.

You Will Eat It And You Will Like It

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Why do parents force children to eat something they don't like the taste of? Here are a few reasons I thought of but I'm sure there are more.

What Name Will Your Grandchildren Call You?

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When you learn you are going to be a grandparent, one of the first things you may wonder about (after you get over feeling old) is what name will your grandchild call you.

When I Am Old, I Want To Remember My Now-Little Boy

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

I hope that I am wrinkled and stooped and able to meet my grandchildren. I hope to tell them about their father, my now baby boy and my then-grown son. I hope to tell them about how brave he has always been.

Divorce Confidential: Do Grandparents Have Rights in Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents hav...

5 Ways to Wake Up the Right Way

Honey Good | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Honey Good

We all have those "blah" mornings. Unlike some of my friends who are "night owls," I am a morning person. I usually wake up eager to look out our bedroom window, to welcome the world into my life.

10 Things That Prove Grandkids Really Love Their Grandparents

Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents. They say yes when parents say no. They never forget their grandkids' birthdays. They have the best one-liners ever. And some of them are...

Catherine Pearson

The Ultimate Opportunity For Bad Parents To Redeem Themselves | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Growing up, Ed White spent relatively little time with his father, who worked in a power plant, climbing from engineer to vice president. His dad put ...

Heal Alzheimer's Disease With Art

Michael Samuels, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Samuels, M.D.

Anyone can use the healing power of art to reach a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease. The results can be astonishing.

3 Tips For Survival When Grandkids Speak The Truth

Janie Emaus | Posted 11.08.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There is nothing like being a grandparent, except perhaps sharing this experience with your own mother. Yes, we have four generations in our family, something I wouldn't trade for a second. Our grandchildren are showered with love and affection and, in return, what do they do? They give us the truth!

LOOK: A Grandfather's Poignant Message About The Gap Left By His Son's Death

Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

The ties between grandparents and grandchildren can be binding and even magical. Evidence shows that grandparents are so important they actually incre...

The 7 Biggest Grandparenting Myths

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM | Barbara Graham | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

Columnist Barbara Graham puts conventional wisdom to the test Grandparenting: Myths vs. Reality Before joining the grandparent club, I listened ...

Notes From a Boot Camp for the Grandmother's Soul

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

As I become aware of how much more I'm being called upon to be, I also see there is much more available to me than I ever knew was possible. I know this is true for me, but I believe it's true for all of us.

What My Grandparents Taught Me About Divorce

Betty Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce
Betty Goldstein

The first time I learned what divorce meant, I was seven and a half.

Being a Grandmother

Honey Seltzer | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

I am so blessed to have my eldest granddaughter and my other two grandchildren in my life. I can't wait for next May when they are both standing in a temple celebrating their 13th birthdays. Life is full of joys and sadness. I am so lucky to be able to stand straight and feel the love.

12 Things I Learned From A Near-Death Experience

Ted Sutton | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty
Ted Sutton

Last week, while chasing waves with my 10-year old granddaughter in the Atlantic Ocean in Martha's Vineyard, we got caught in a riptide. We tried to remain calm and swim alongside the shore, but we became separated and waves pulled us down.

'Grandma Doesn't Know My Name!' Helping Your Child Cope with Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Children can be deeply affected when a beloved grandparent develops Alzheimer's disease. Although each child reacts differently, there are some common fears. Here's how to address them.

Children of Divorce and Their Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When parents go through a divorce, there can be friendship fallout for kids QUESTION Dear Irene, My formerly popular 11-year old granddaughter is b...

Grandparents Day -- Celebrate Your Grandchildren Online, Safely!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

When you post your grandchild's photo and annotate or tag the photo with their name and location, take one more step and ask yourself: "Whom am I allowing to have access to this photo and information?"

On Becoming a Grandmother

Elizabeth Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Lesser

A friend asked me if becoming a grandmother made me feel old. I didn't know what to say. It's not that it makes me feel young. Rather, it makes me know what matters; it wakes me up.