CREATE A CULTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE FAMILY

Grandparenting can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of YOUR life. And you can provide your grandkids with one of the most important experiences of THEIR lives.

New Book! Coming June 22, 2022

Enough of the grunted, one-word answers! From sharing music and stories about milestone events to reconciling with the generation in between (aka your grandchild’s parents), Where Two World’s Meet is a caring, tactical guide for grandparents on the secret to entering their tween and older grandchild’s world, and how to give grandchildren a peek into their own world, for deeper connection across the generations and all the physical and mental health benefits that come with that.

Grandparents! Write Your Stories.

Join the other 400 grandparents from 22 states and two countries who have signed up for Grandparents, Write Your Stories, presented in partnership with JCC Chicago. Sign up and you will receive a writing prompt twice a week for six weeks. Set your timer for 10 minutes and GO! From “In my day, if I had a quarter, I would…” to the time you were the most scared and so much in between, these prompts will have you writing tales to help your grandchildren enter your world! There’s no right or wrong way to write…there’s only YOU!

GRANDPARENT-GRANDCHILD CONNECTION SCHOOL PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Grandparents are one of the biggest untapped resources to support student success in schools. Take a look at this four-part curriculum, including step-by-step details on hosting four workshops at your school: How to Enter Your Grandchild’s World at School, Intergenerational Sharing Fun, Storytelling, and Creating a Culture of Sharing in the Family.

About Jerry Witkovsky
Lifelong Chicagoan Jerry Witkovsky (MSW, University of Illinois) has been a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership – 18 of them, as General Director – of Chicago’s Jewish Community Centers.

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Grandparents and Their Adult Children: The Ultimate Allies

I’m deeply moved thinking of my forthcoming book, Where Two Worlds Meet: A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren, debuting June 21, 2022.   The book includes ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to enter each other’s worlds. So, you may ask, why did we include two chapters about bringing grandparents and their adult children…

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