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    Mother's Day Gifts
    10 Great Mother's Day Gifts for Grandma
    Looking for a special gift for Grandma? Bring a smile to her face this Mother's Day with one of these thoughtful and creative gifts! Also, print a Mother's Day card for Grandma and find a homemade craft for kids to make. ...
    Erin Dower
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    Grandparents
    What Children Call Their Grandparents
    What Children Call Their Grandparents As your baby gets older and begins talking, she will have to call her grandparents something. Will they simply be grandma and grandpa? Or something a little cuter, like the way your child first mispronounces...
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    Grandparents
    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
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    Grandparents
    When Grandparents Give Parents Unwanted Advice
    When Grandparents Give Parents Unwanted Advice Grandparents can be a source of invaluable advice and support. In addition to raising their own kids, they had years of experience dealing with all the things that help a family run smoothly. Idea...
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    Grandparents
    Grandma: Acting as a Backup
    Grandma: Acting as a Backup Hope Edelman, author of Mother of My Mother (Random House 1999), explains that, "Dependable, predictable adults are the foundation of a child's world. In the child's mind, grandparents serve as backup parents, the nes...
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    Grandparents
    Uncovering Grandma's Many Talents
    Uncovering Grandma's Many Talents There is no doubt that a mother's love for her daughter's little one, whether boy or girl, is a reflection of her love for her daughter, adds to a daughter's feelings of acceptance, and is deeply gratifying for ...
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    Grandparents
    What Children Call Their Grandparents
    What Children Call Their Grandparents As your baby gets older and begins talking, she will have to call her grandparents something. Will they simply be grandma and grandpa? Or something a little cuter, like the way your child first mispronounces...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Grandparents
    Tips on How to Be a Great Grandma
    Tips on How to Be a Great Grandma Don't be a play-it-again mom. It's your daughter's turn. Besides, grandparenting is delicious! Like the 50 million other grandparents in the United States, you will want to spend time and money on these love bu...
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    Stepfamilies
    The Rights of Grandparents
    The Rights of Grandparents Grandparents don't have a lot of legal rights, though they do have a few. In all states, the courts can grant visitation rights to grandparents (Grands, your partner's parents, or Other Grands, your partner's ex's pare...
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    Stepfamilies
    Stepfamilies: Trouble in Grandparent Land
    Stepfamilies: Trouble in Grandparent Land Sometimes the going isn't so blissful, the wrinkled faces aren't as crinkled with smile lines as they are with frowns, and the kids are little monsters. Bonded—Against You Grandparents and grandchildre...
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    Death and Dying
    Preparing Children for a Grandparent's Death
    A mother seeks advice on how to prepare her children (ages 8, 11, and 20) for their grandmother's imminent decline and death. ...
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    Grandparents
    Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren So much for spoiling them rotten, then sending them home to their parents. Grandparenting is not what it used to be. At a time when most expect to enjoy the fruit of their life's labor, growing nu...
    Katy Abel
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    Grandparents
    The "Grand" in Grandparents
    The "Grand" in Grandparents To many children, grandparents really are "grand" — as in magnificent and wonderful. After all, Grandma and Grandpa always are happy to see them, let them stay up late and sleep in, cook their favorite foods, buy them...
    Joan Kuersten
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Giftedness
    Grandparent Wants to Help Gifted Grandchild
    Grandparents can assume some wonderfully unique and significant roles in the lives of their gifted grandchildren. ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With ADHD
    How to Handle a Grandchild with ADHD
    A grandparent who can provide consistent and firm boundaries for a child with ADHD can be a very helpful force in the life of the child. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Grandparents
    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenEasing the Burden of "Second Parenthood" More Americans than ever are assuming the responsibility of caring for their children's children. What's causing the increase? According to Martha Crowther, assistant pro...
    Joan Kuersten