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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Parent-Teacher Conferences, a Time to Celebrate Strengths

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences become an occasion to look forward to when they are viewed as prime opportunities to talk with teachers about your child’s strengths.

By: Jenifer Fox

It is parent-teacher conference time and you arranged your schedule  three months in advance to attend. If you are like most parents, you feel a certain amount of anxiety around this event. You attend hoping there won’t be any surprises and that you won’t discover that your child is experiencing any difficulties. Unfortunately, most parent-teacher conferences focus on grades rather than children, with the primary goal of addressing a child’s area of weakness. …

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