Dear Grandma, here’s what I learned from you (good Mother’s Day gift for mom’s too!)

In my book, The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection, I asked grandchildren to write a letter their their grandparents. The topic was “what I learned from you.” (see others here.) This is a beautiful and meaningful thing for a grandparent to know while they are still alive how they have helped and guided their…

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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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