Lifelines for a Lifetime: Remote Learning and Your Grandchild

Many are the social, emotional, and developmental expectations and impacts of remote learning on children at different ages. JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago and Grandparents Unleashed hosted a panel about helping grandparents (and parents) understand what their grandchildren are experiencing, to help them enter their grandchild’s world, understand what it’s like for them now and explore…

Jerry Witkovsky with Grandson

A Grandparent Connection Theory of Change: Transforming Relationships and Community

  Grandparents have a transformative effect on their family when they teach their skills, manifest their creativity and give voice to their passions. I set up my first Grandparent Connection School Program at Deerfield High School in 2009. The Deerfield High School grandparent program is still going strong. Over 300 grandparents attended the star event…

Teaching and Learning Between Grandkids and Grandparents

“Computers, history, how to hang free” are among things grandparents say they’ve learned from their grandchildren. And grandchildren, now young adults, cited “perseverance, to be giving, to go after my dreams” as valuable lessons learned from Grandma and Grandpa. A teaching and learning culture is one in which knowledge and experience are shared in all directions, from…