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.

Dear Grandma and Grandpa, here’s what I learned from you. 

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.

NEW! 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.

THE SECRET TO ENTERING YOUR GRANDCHILD’S WORLD

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On My Mother’s Dresser

  Sometimes a writing prompt will take you in a different direction than you expected. My mother died when I was only three.  And I wasn’t allowed in my parent’s (my dad and stepmom) bedroom growing up. This prompt was the first in a series of writing prompts for a “Grandparents, Write Your Story” program…

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Grandparents, Please Write Your Stories!

My granddaughter Jessica was the one who inspired me to write my stories. “What was life like when you were a boy, Grandpa Jerry?” she started asking me last year. “What were some favorite games you played with your friends? What did you spend your allowance on? What were your parents and grandparents like?” As…

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