- A Grandparents' Guide to Home Child-Proofing
Whether they are coming for an afternoon or a week, taking some steps before your grandchildren arrive can help keep them safe during their visit. Consider these guidelines.
- Bridge the Gap With Teen Grandkids
If you want to develop a closer relationship with teen grandchildren, the key is arranging for one-on-one time, without parents in the picture.
- Building Bonds with Your Grandchildren
Grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. In some families, they are the caregivers; in others, they help make lasting memories through special visits.
- Do's and Don'ts for Grandparents
Tips for getting the most from your relationship with your grandchildren.
- For Seniors: Pass On Your Love of Music
Introducing some of your cherished tunes to a grandchild may provide a great catalyst for imparting information about your past.
- Grandparents Can Provide a Critical Need: Attention
Being a cheerleader for your grandchildren doesn't require any special training. All you need to invest is some time and energy to become their biggest fan.
- Grandparents, Keep Kids Safe in Toyland
Before you hit the stores this holiday season, remember that the best toys are not just fun but also safe.
- Let Your Children Raise Their Kids
So who's in charge, the parent or grandparent? Experts say it's the parent's job to parent unless grandparents are told otherwise.
- Make a Scrapbook for Your Grandkids
If a grandchild is special to you, put your heart into showing it by creating a scrapbook.
- Parenting Déjà vu: Raising Your Grandchildren
About 4.9 million children live in households headed by grandparents. These are commonly called “grandfamilies” or “second families.” Two out of three of your fellow grandparents handling this responsibility are older than 50, and the children are often under age 6.
- Persuading Kids to Eat Nutritious Meals
It's not always easy to get your children to eat enough fruits and vegetables.
- Someone's in the Kitchen with Grandma
Now is the time to share your tried-and-true recipes and kitchen sense with those who will appreciate them the most: your grandchildren.
- When Grandparents Raise Grandkids
More than 3 million American children currently live with grandparents or other relatives. In nearly one-third of these households, grandparents are the primary caregivers.