Grandparenting in the News on WBBM Radio

Regine Schlesinger‘s interview on WBBM Radio aired today. A grandma herself, Schlesinger talked to author Jerry Witkovsky about how grandparents can enter their grandhild’s world. Listen to the story here. Hear author Jerry Witkovsky talk about Grandparenting, how to find out more about what happens at your grandchild’s school. Learn more about the Grandparents Connection…

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Grandparents Day is 9/13. How are you celebrating?

Looking for that special gift for Grandparents who have it all? As part of his book The Grandest Love – Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchildren Connection local Grandparenting expert Jerry Witkovsky, collected 30 letters from grandchildren of all ages and backgrounds, asking them to share what they had learned from a grandparent. Witkovsky suggests a personal letter…

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No more “After I die…” Introducing The Living Legacy Foundation

A study abroad semester in Spain is one example of a Living Legacy Foundation sponsored project. Stock photo credit The LEAF Project on Flickr. During my many heartfelt discussions with grandparents about their legacies (financial and otherwise), something always nagged at me. Virtually all those discussion began with somebody declaring solemnly, “After I die…” as…

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Interdependence in Families: It’s Okay to Ask for and Receive Help

Stock photo credit: tsny los angeles on Flickr There’s no question that human beings possess an innate pull towards independent action, individuality, and self-determination, and that it is critical that each of us acquire the skills and the confidence to live successfully on our own and transmit those values to the next generations. I don’t…

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Adult Children Moving Home: Embracing Our Interdependence

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable—each segment distinct.” —Letty Cottin Pogrebin “Diversity: the art of thinking independently, together.” —Malcolm Forbes Independence: It’s the American Way In 2010, I took an adult-education course at Northwestern University, titled “Families in the 21st Century.” My…

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