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! 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!

Virtual improv for grandparents

GET CLOSER WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WITH IMPROV!

The Nursery/Maydays are happy to partner with Grandparents Unleashed to offer this four-week virtual class to get grandparents and grandchildren in different locations relating and playing together in a brand new way. Through the storytelling and games that you’ll learn with us, your intergenerational family will discover new ways to connect (and laugh!) with one another. No theater experience needed! Starts June 5.

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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Term Paper Assignment from God

A Term Paper Assignment from God

“What should I do with all of the term papers your grandchildren sent you when they were in college and high school?” my adult son, Michael, had asked, as he cleaned out my condo for sale in Deerfield, IL. “Send them to me,” I had answered.   In my effort to enter my grandchildren’s worlds…

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Emotion as Memory: Soon We End

At 93, I’m filled with more memories than I can remember. Still, things pop into my mind that can draw me back into a moment in time: The high school dance. Sneaking into the officers’ mess hall during my service. Dancing with my stepsister until we collapsed in giggles. A related topic will surface, and…

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Where Two Worlds Meet

A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren 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…

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