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07/18/2016 09:12 AM
Grandfather's Advice to the Grandchildren After Blowing Out the Candles on His 78th Birthday Cake
The author, known to his grandchildren as "Popadon," was asked to say a few words at a family celebration recently at the Fontana Dam Resort in North Carolina. The eight children were mostly between 13 and 9 years of age, with a couple exceptions. However, the parents and a few dozen others in attendance from around the country were much older, so the idea was to include suggestions that adults might find of some use, as well.
07/11/2016 04:54 PM
3 Common Family Conflicts (EXPERT)
As parents and children interact on a daily basis there is bound to be conflict. When you mix in different generations and parenting styles, it stirs up the works. It is time for compromise in order to have a peaceful home and happy family.
05/09/2016 02:49 PM
Is It Okay To Be A Spoiling Grandparent?
Should there be rules for Grandparents? Or should Grandparents be able to go with the common philosophy of spoil your grandkids and then send them home? This is a fairly broad topic since spoiling can mean something different to a parent and to a grandparent.
04/04/2016 07:27 AM
The Kindness Cookies
Grandma believed that all kindnesses are important, however small. But has old-fashioned kindness and caring really gone out of "style"? As this article shows, even a little bit of ketchup can remind us that acts of kindness are still alive and are still meaningful.
03/28/2016 07:30 AM
The Magic House
While I was visiting my daughter and her family, I became curious about an abandoned house not far from their home. The front door, windows and garage door were encased in dirty cement and the yard was overgrown. When I invited my eight year old granddaughter to help me find out what had happened to this house and its owners, she took on the search with excitement and zeal.
03/14/2016 08:47 AM
Potential Child Discipline Tangles
I am the beneficiary of three delightful grandchildren. With ages ranging from six months to 3? years, these are busy days. The two oldest children belong to my son and daughter-in-law; the baby is the first child of my daughter and her husband.
03/03/2016 11:17 AM
Improving Your Relationship With Your Granchildren - 10 Tips For Grandparents
The relationship between grandparents and children is the special bond that nurtures the young lot and gives happiness and satisfaction to the adults who yearn to see their grandchild grow before their eyes. A few tips that help strengthen this bond of love.
02/15/2016 07:26 AM
A Special Place
Our special place is yet to be found. We enjoy the search. Yet, we have begun to realize that our special place may not be so far away.
02/08/2016 09:43 AM
Parental & Grandparent Alienation Are the Acts of an Emotionally Abusive Bully
Keeping a child from knowing and bonding with his non-custodial parent and grandparents is child abuse. Children should not be denied access to unconditional love.
01/05/2016 01:51 PM
Very Curly Hair
When I was a child, I hated my curly hair and longed for the long, smooth tresses of my friends. As I grew older, I not only accepted my curly hair but have enjoyed the easy care it allows me. As a mother, I watched my daughter go through the same process with her curly hair and now I'm watching my granddaughter learn to deal with her hair. The only difference is that my granddaughter is part African-American and her hair is even curlier.
12/02/2015 08:58 AM
Loyalty, Love, and Back to Work
Mama returned to work this morning and so grand-parenting babysitting kicked in. Ma and Pa's lives will be richer through this wonderful opportunity with granddaughter, Ellie. Not everyone has the time or interest in such a babysitting endeavor, but we definitely do.
10/14/2015 11:51 AM
Grandparents: Four Tips for Spending on Your Grandkids
Many grandparents spend cash on their grandkids - whether by chipping in on tuition bills, purchasing special treats or simply buying holiday gifts and helping with day-to-day expenses. Many seniors say that creating a financially secure life for themselves and their family is an important goal. As a grandparent, it can be hard to find a balance between supporting (and spoiling) your grandkids while ensuring you don't run short on funds to reach your own financial and retirement goals.
09/15/2015 11:44 AM
Do Your Grandchildren Say Thank You?
What percentage of grandchildren say "thank you?" I've taken a small survey and discovered that today's child fails to understand this simple concept of gracious behavior. Has our culture changed?
09/14/2015 11:13 AM
What a Name Might Reveal
Parents name their children a wide variety of names with all sorts of spellings and pronunciations. Naming is part of the planning process when one is pregnant. It used to be that there were boys' names and girls' names selected because the baby's sex was a mystery or at best a good guess. Now most parents already know the sex and so name selection becomes more focused.
08/28/2015 04:16 PM
Maybe This Will Be the Day
As you know or as you are about to learn, grandparenthood is an exciting and special role. With two already here and a third on the way, it is a thrill to watch as they grow and change each day. And with my third, I sit and wait and wonder, "Maybe this will be the day" of her birth.

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