Perhaps I can help you decide what emotional and physical investments you are willing to make, or not make, regarding future interactions with your son and his family.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, I am a young dad looking for some advice regarding my five-year-old daughter, Rachel. My mother has stage four cancer and we know she will die soon. Rachel is extremely close to her; they have always spent lots of time together, at least a twice a week. Two specific areas you […]
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, A few weeks ago you gave me some advice about my brother not attending my son’s 6th birthday party and how he rudely left a gift on our doorstep, even after I asked him to wait so he could hand the gift to my son in person. I took your advice […]
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, The family issues I have shared with you over the past few years continue. My six-year-old son has two chronic illnesses, so he can’t eat what everyone else can eat. Therefore he picked his birthday party location to be at my mom’s office so he could role-play being at work. We […]
Dr. Gramma Karen is on holiday and will return on January 9, 2018. She wishes all her readers and their families and friends a 2018 that is filled with good health, love, and joy. This guest post, first posted February 6, 2017 by Donne Davis, is by Sandra Beckwith, author of Your Life as a […]
My wife Teenie is the matriarch (Wizard) of our family, a role at which she is unbelievably good!
As we head into the holiday season, many parents and grandparents will be addressing the timeless question about Santa Claus: Is he real? The advice Dr. Gramma Karen
My daughter “is engaged to be engaged” to a young man she’s been dating for eight years. She, he, and his parents live in California, while my husband and I live in New York. She was raised in what I’ll call a “northeast Jewish” style — lots of communication about emotions and expectations — and […]