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So You Want to Be a Grandparent?!

A no-nonsense job descriptionThere really ought to be a job description for grandparenting so people know exactly what they're getting into. Sure, we've all...

The Importance of Building Community

A sense of belonging. As a basic principle of human nature, this is a feeling we all want to have, no matter what age...

Gifts for Nature-loving Grandkids

Did you get “the talk” yet from your child? It's when they express only zero-waste, plastic-free, fair-trade and non-toxic gifts are okay for the...

Q&A: Dr. Allison Rees

Dr. Allison Rees has been a fixture on the Parent Education circuit since the early 90s, speaking to tens of thousands of parents and...

A Grandparent’s Q&A

Questions for My Grandmother/Grandfather (Insight Editions) poses 150 engaging questions—some silly, some serious, all genuine—to encourage grandkids of all ages to approach conversations with...

How to Talk to Your Grandkids About World Events

Let’s face it, the last couple of years have been less than ideal.The COVID pandemic came out of nowhere to stun the world. Most...

Cultivating Wonder

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share...

Savour, Don’t Save

Author Erma Bombeck wrote humorous and insightful essays about family life. One has particular meaning for me. In it, looking back on her life,...

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Simple Pleasures

I recently baked a birthday cake with my four-year-old grandson, and after we had iced it, I offered one of the beaters to him....

Grandparents these Days

Not only are grandparents keeping up with their grandchildren these days, they’re often setting the pace.Hike up Mt. Finlayson, grandkids in tow?No problem.Cycle the...

Make the Most of Mealtimes

If you have ever watched babies eating their first foods, it’s clear that eating is about more than just nutrition. It is about smelling,...
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