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Grandparenting Advice

Yagana Shah

9 Signs You're Winning At The Grandparenting Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

There are few joys as great as being a grandparent. From spoiling your grandkids to staying up-to-date on everything that's new and cool, you get to d...

9 Life Lessons Only Grandparents Can Teach

The Huffington Post | Neidin Hernandez and Roberto Perez | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty

Nowadays, you can study multivariable calculus on Khan Academy, master the perfect winged eyeliner look on YouTube, and learn how to make DIY soaps, c...

Why Grandparents Are Paying For College -- Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

It used to be that come high school graduation time, the fattest gift envelope could be counted on coming from Grandma and Grandpa. In a good haul, th...

10 Valuable Lessons I Learned After Two Weeks With My Grandchild

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Two weeks with a two-year-old and I've learned lessons that I never learned in school or from the 20 years I've spent working with families. It's easy to give advice until you find yourself in the trenches with a determined, impulsive two-year-old.

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...

The Best Things You Can Do When Your Grandchild Has Autism

Carrie Cariello | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty
Carrie Cariello

I'm always struck at the number of grandparents who turn up at my readings. During the discussion afterwards, they usually ask similar questions; 'I have a granddaughter with autism. What should I do when she flaps her hands?' or, 'Why do the tags on his sweater bother him so much?'

The 12 Best Moments In Every Grandparent's Life

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Being a grandmother is one of the most surprisingly delightful adventures I've ever experienced. Some moments are grander than others, though, moments such as these.

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...

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...

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.

What Parents Of Divorcing Kids Need To Know

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 11.19.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Unless there are very clear reasons why you cannot remain on good terms with the Other Parent (OP) of your grandchildren, try to stay neutral in the separation.

WATCH: Grandpa Never Meant For THIS To Happen

Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

Grandparents will go to seemingly any length to draw even the smallest chuckle out of their grandchildren. Sadly the time-tested dentures trick backfi...

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.

8 Great Ways To Surprise Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Bethany Kandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Guess Who! Every child loves a surprise, especially one that's filled with their grandparents' love. When they le...

8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com How to navigate the uncomfortable notion that two grandchildren might be equally loved, but unequally gifted. By J...

Are Words Enough When My Child's Upset?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children become resilient by living through loss and disappointment. Help your little boy use his words to express upset while providing him the opportunity to get his feelings out.

10 Things You Should Say To Parents, But Don't

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Take a positive spin The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us n...

Should Split Parents Ever Lie to Their Children?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

By lying to your child, and realizing the child may eventually find out the truth, you demonstrate to your child lying is an okay behavior. Because children don't have adult filters to determine when stretching the truth might be necessary, their impulses around lying may be hard to control.

Help, My Son Is Turning My Granddaughter Against Me!

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Reader Question: My son and his family were living with me, and moved out of my house after a disagreement. My grandd...

The 7 Laws Of Grandparenting You Should Never Break

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com On the one hand, it was so simple. There was a new baby, Isabelle Eva, and there was nothing to do except love her. T...

Has Google Made Grammy And Grandpa Obsolete?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

The word "grandparent" used to be synonymous with "font of knowledge," someone who could be called upon to pass down treasure troves of information to...

Why Do Kids Today Get A Parade For Going To The Potty?

Dena Higley | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Dena Higley

I don't recall anyone being there the first time I went in the potty. My mom might have been there. I'm sure she would have been pleased, as it meant there'd be fewer diapers to wash. But I don't recall giving our kids more than a pat on the back or a big hug.

The Envy That Took Me By Surprise

Barbara Gordon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Gordon

Each time I see a woman of a certain age proudly wheeling a baby carriage down the street, flashing a radiant smile at a younger woman who bears a slight resemblance, the pangs of a distressing emotion appear.

Advice to Grandparents: Hold the Advice

Karin Kasdin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Why is there no apprenticeship period in parenting? It is one of the only endeavors one undertakes without prior knowledge or practice, yet we often disdain the well-intended advice of those who earned their parenting stripes with distinction.