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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Lifelines for a Lifetime: How Can Technology Help?

Grandparents just want to be helpful during these challenging times. But what happens when grandparents live in another city? Or when concerns about COVID prevent meeting in person?   How can technology help? This 2nd panel in the Lifelines for a Lifetime series, presented by JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago and the Grandparent Grandchild Connection program,…

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Lifelines for a Lifetime Virtual Panel for Grandparents and Parents

Kids are home learning online, parents are juggling roles, and grandparents want to help. Join us for a panel discussion on creating a plan, with experts in family dynamics and COVID-19, plus a sampling of parents and grandparents who will share real-life challenges. Learn how to navigate conversations about what parents really need, and how…

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The Little Boy in Me

I’ve been staying with my adult daughter and her husband for the last three months, while we’ve all be sheltering at home under the Coronavirus. The other day I asked her: “Was I a good father to you?” “Why are you asking me this again?” she asked. “Why do you still need reassurance about this?”…

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