Use Your Executive Grandpa Power to Enrich the Whole Family

Get The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection now in time for Father’s Day! Google ‘grandma’ and you get 113 million results; ‘grandpa’, only 63.5 million. Both numbers are astronomical, but in the world of kids and cuddlies, women still rule. (see original article here: http://patch.com/illinois/deerfield/using-your-secret-executive-grandparenting-power-enrich-whole-family-0 ) But, the truth is, being a grandparent tugs at…

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Like a Grandmother

I never really knew my grandparents. My Grandma Lynette, the only grandparent alive when I was born, died when I was only four. My family has a canon of hilarious stories about Lynette, an intensely opinionated woman with four former husbands. But my foggy memories of her are merely the minty taste of Kellogg’s Grasshopper…

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Grandparents Matter

As a family psychologist, I was struck by the fact there is often a key factor missing in society’s conversations about what makes individuals and families, and especially children, thrive: our deep need for intergenerational love and support—even in a determinedly self-reliant culture and digital age. Grandparents matter. Jerry Witkovsky gets this, and as a…

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