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.

Grandparents…It’s “Write Your Stories” Time!

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. The next round starts March 7! 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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Lifelines for a Lifetime: Remote Learning and Your Grandchild

Social, emotional, and developmental expectations and impacts of remote learning on children at different ages. This panel is about helping grandparents (and parents) understand what their grandchildren are experiencing now with remote learning. This will help Grandparents better enter their grandchild’s world. Furthermore, grandparents will understand what it’s like for them now and explore what…

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How to Talk Honestly: Parents and Their Parents

Kids are going stir crazy, and some are stuck home learning, parents are juggling roles, and grandparents want to help. In October, JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago and the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection presented a panel discussion on creating a plan. Experts in family dynamics and COVID-19 shared their insights. Plus a sampling of parents and grandparents shared…

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