Grandparenting with Love and Anxiety

 By Jerry Witkovsky, MSW, Author of The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection and the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection School Program Barbara is counting the days until she and her husband, Dave, become first-time grandparents.  A startlingly clear sonogram picture of their grandson in utero is the cover image on their daughter Carrie’s Facebook wall.  His name…

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The Myth about Mental Illness and Guns

By Michael Witkovsky, The Psychiatrist Son There are many horrible and awful things about school shootings.  They are life ending for innocents, and life transforming for survivors.  There is fear, helplessness, rage and profound sadness.  These feelings conspire to activate us towards solving all problems that promote the probability of such rare events.  However, one of…

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Grandparents and Grandchildren United to Change the Gun Laws

by Jerry Witkovsky I recently read two articles that have catapulted me to action. The first was from the Washington Post. It identifies seven gun laws that would have a powerful impact on reducing gun violence: red flag laws, relinquishment laws, assault weapons bans, high-capacity magazine bans, gun possession prohibitions for high-risk individuals, gun possession prohibitions for individuals with domestic violence…

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Grandparent Programs Continue to Grow at Deerfield Schools

400 grandparents attended programs at Deerfield Public Schools this fall, to learn more about the school world of their 6th to 12th grade grandchildren. Grandparents of 6th and 7th graders at Shepard Middle School learned about social emotional learning and typical social media use at that age. 40 grandparents went to the annual Freshman Connection…

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