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5 TV Grandparents We Absolutely Adore

Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty

Being a grandparent isn't just about showering your grandkids with love and being the "good guy" while leaving the disciplining to the parents. With a...

6 Life Skills Every Grandparent Should Master

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It can't be restated too many times: 50 is not old. In fact, between age 50 and whatever you consider "elderly," we'r...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Parents and Grandparents Are Confused About What it Means to Them

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The conventional wisdom for grandparents is "Do not give unsolicited advice. Do not interfere." While there is a grain of truth in this counsel, it is not the whole loaf of bread.

Coming Home

Robin Korth | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

We were all together again. It had been many years since all of my tribe had gathered in one place. Dad had called us all home. In that, we were pleased and happy to see each other

10 Things For Grandparents To Quit Fretting About

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Grandparents far too often fret and fear that they're somehow not the grandparent they should be. For all you worry-wart grandparents, I suggest you stop fretting about the following when it comes to your grandchildren:

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Sometimes grandkids can say something inappropriate—about your age or jiggly arms, and we’ve all come to expect t...

A Boy, His Grandfather and a Bottle of Vintage Port Reminded Me of My Blessings

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

There are moments in our lives that move us. Moments that quietly present us with a gift so magical that they weave themselves onto a permanent patch ...

Why I'd Rather Get A Root Canal Than Celebrate Christmas

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Christmas is approaching and I've not yet recuperated from last year. Truth be known, I've been curled up on the floor of my closet, in a fetal position, unable to face the inevitable.

9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 12.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking or baking...

How A Grandfather's Love, Acceptance And Faith Shaped This Gay Man's Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Simple living. Simple faith. Simple love. These are the life lessons my grandfather taught me about judgment, ac...

7 Gifts You Should Never Give To Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lisa Carpenter | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The Christmas my middle daughter was about 4 years old, she received the most adorable, soft-bodied baby doll. We cal...

These Kids' Drawings Of Their Grandparents Are Beyond Adorable

Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty

As you get older, you may look in the mirror and start to notice new lines forming on your forehead or that some things are just headed south. We ...

Is Your Self-Worth Tied to Numbers?

Dianne Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

It seems there's a number attached to almost everything we do and we've become reliant on these numbers to tell us how we should feel about things. We may be a little older, and hopefully, a little wiser, but it doesn't mean that we still don't look outside ourselves for affirmation that what we're doing is okay.

The Quality That Will Serve Our Grandkids Well Their Whole Lives

Donne Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

Grandchildren can be brutally honest -- especially when they're young and simply making innocent observations about the people in their world.

A 6-Year-Old Launches Her Political Career

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.14.2013 | Fifty
Jerry Lanson

As I was driving my granddaughter Devon home from first grade on Friday, the subject turned to politics. "Ada," she said, using the name she invented...

Sexual Abuse: Is Your Child or Grandchild at Risk?

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Awareness leads to prevention. Communication with family members strengthens bonds and supports integrated action to keep all family members both physically and mentally safe.

When Was the Last Time You Had an 'Oh Wow!' Moment?

Dianne Harman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

There are pluses and minuses to getting older. One of the big minuses is that we tend to compare everything to something that happened in the past and completely miss the "Oh wow!" moments.

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!

Ethical Wills: Crafting the Legacy You'll Leave Behind

Nancy Cronk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Cronk

An Ethical Will conveys values rather than valuables, feelings rather than furniture, untold blessings rather than unpaid bills.

Two Heartbeats

Jessica Halepis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Jessica Halepis

I had no idea at the time, but while I was receiving confirmation of the life burgeoning inside of me, another heart, my grandmother's, had stopped.

My Mother's Spirit

Lisa Lori | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Lisa Lori

Today, I said goodbye to my 81-year-old mother. As we drove her home from lunch, she asked us where we were going when we turned onto her street, if there was a place for her to stay at her home and finally, she asked me nervously why she is confused most of the time.

The Creativity of Kids Needs But a Bit of Encouragement

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Jerry Lanson

Our granddaughter Devon turned 6 yesterday. She celebrated with bacon and eggs in bed (which she first helped to prepare) and a visit to Boston's Museum of Science (her choice over the beach). This made sense because Devon has recently changed her career goal from acrobat to inventor.

The 7 Biggest Grandparenting Myths

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | 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 ...

Grandma Knows About Confinement: In the Wake of Losing Her Mobility, She Speaks out Against Animal Cruelty

Jasmin Singer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jasmin Singer

Who are my tears for? Are they for these animals, brutally confined, heartlessly mutilated, never experiencing the tiniest kindness, solely for the fleeting "pleasure" of a chicken salad sandwich? Or are they for my grandma, also brutally confined -- by fate -- but loved so much by so many?

Memo to Anthony Weiner: The 'G' Word Is a Blessing, Not a Curse

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As someone who does not vote in New York City, I have no dog in this fight. But as a grandparent, I have a big problem with this entire story line.