Interview with Author Jerry Witkovsky: Preparing for when Jimmy Says “Don’t Tell Mom, but…”

Until recently, Author and Grandparenting expert Jerry Witkovsky wouldn’t even entertain the question about what to say if a grandchild asked you to keep a secret. “I wouldn’t want to jeopardize the trust with my adult child.” But after questions at recent speaking events, from grandparents earnestly wanting to always be there for their grandkids,…

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Practicing “TLC” Dialogues for Grandparents and their Adult Children

Getting ready to repeat some of the same conversations with your adult children this holiday season? Why not try this Journaling Expedition instead, on Developing a “TLC” Dialogue. This exercise challenges you to examine some of the issues you’ve considered raising with your adult offspring and to practice sharing them using Tender Loving Communication. Note:…

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“The Three Jars” A Valuable Gift to Help Grandparents Pass Values onto Grandchildren

Jerry Witkovsky, author of The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandpraent-Grandchild Connection, talks about “the three jars,” for spending, saving and giving to charity, as a way engage in conversation, share values with grandchildren. (Watch Jerry talk about the three jars below.) “Recently I’ve added a 4th jar, for Investing. This final jar completes the circle,…

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