Do You Want Your Grandchildren to Visit You?

Whether or not you’re a grandparent yet, think about what you can do to make sure you see your grandkids. Here are some suggestions you may want to follow.

By: Karen Springen

Are you a grandma or grandparent whose guest room is surprisingly (to you, at least) empty of visiting grandchildren? Sniff.

No one tracks how many of the nation’s 70 million or so grandparents frequently host their adult kids’ offspring for sleepovers. But anecdotally, it seems the answer is…not a lot.

What, if anything, should you do if you’re worried about the “grandkid” room getting dusty?

Discuss the issue

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Parents vs. Grandparents: How to Find Balance

The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is incredibly special and wonderful. It’s important to foster it in the best way you can.

By Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD,

Grandparents are important in children’s lives, but the relationship between grandparents and the parents can sometimes be difficult. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and lets them unfold. Of course, this is not always easy, especially if you don’t always agree with the things YOUR parents (the grandparents) are doing.

New parents may forget that their parents did do a good job …

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Is Your Grandchild Serious? That's Healthy!

Some parents expressed concern about their children who seemed OK but were more serious than the children who laughed, smiled, and joked.

By: Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D.,

About a week ago I attended a party. Most of the attendees were parents and the discussion quickly turned to temperaments: whose babies slept through the night; whose little girls wore pants and whose refused anything but dresses; whose kids were cheerful and full of laughter and whose were more thoughtful and solemn. The matter of cheerfulness versus seriousness fascinated these parents because they saw it as something indicative of who the child

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