By Stephanie Levine, DO, FAAP, Member of the Board of Directors at Keeping Babies Safe.
One of the most common questions I am asked at baby’s first visit is, “How do you feel about pacifiers?”
I tell grandparents and parents that pacifiers can be very useful. There are positive and negative aspects of pacifier use. [...]
It’s baseball team tryouts. Or maybe dance, gymnastics or basketball. Perhaps band or chorus. So much anticipation. Lots of preparation. And then, it happens.
Your darling grandchild does not make the team. You hurt for your grand. You tell yourself life is full of challenges and disappointments. But wait, there’s [...]
By Jack Levine
Investing in Children
David Lawrence Jr.
The Children’s Movement of Florida is a coalition of 325,000 Floridians dedicated to ensuring that children become the number-one priority of state lawmakers and decision-makers and that every child in Florida gets a full chance at the American dream.Jack Levine, special correspondent for GRAND [...]
Grandparents & Grandchildren Share a Common Ally!
By Donne Davis – Founder of the GaGa Sisterhood www.gagasisterhood.com an award winning website where grandmas bond, brag, and benefit.
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 [...]
By Donne Davis
Listening to grandmas talk about some of their challenges inspired me to write a book on how to deal with those challenges. When I got ready to write it, I thought it was equally important to hear the mom’s perspective about the grandparent relationship. So I surveyed moms and included what [...]
The Issue: To Say or Not To Say…
By Remy Agee and Blair Selby
As most children do, my grandchildren at times erupt in frustration with a swear word…most of which they hear from grown ups. Their parents are making a conscientious effort to curb the use of such words; I certainly agree with their [...]
By Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L
Your grandchildren are coming to visit for a while. Lucky you! But when their mom sends an e-mail reminding you that they don’t eat meat, anxiety sets in. So, tuck the corndogs in the freezer, abandon coupons for discounts on hot [...]