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Author: Dr. Karen Rancourt
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: More On ‘Is Santa Real?’
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, Hello from the grandparents who contacted you nine years ago about how to answer the question, Is Santa Claus real? Danny is now 15 and Jessie is 12. We continue to be close to them and to spend lots of time with them. We saw that you reposted that column and […]
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: How to Answer the Question, Is Santa Claus Real?
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
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: 10 Thoughts to Share at Your Thanksgiving Table
For this week’s column, Dr. Gramma Karen asked Jack Levine to share a special Thanksgiving message. Jack Levine, is the founder of 4Generations Institute, an organization that promotes intergenerational policies and innovative programs to benefit families. Jack’s advocacy contributions are widely recognized.
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: An Aunt’s Family Role
In many families, aunts and uncles often play critical roles in the lives of their nieces and nephews and their offspring. Dr. Gramma Karen tapped into her own family to get an accounting of the important roles these two “Favorite Aunties” play.
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: How to Be Calm and Reasonable
A reader asks Dr. Gramma Karen, “Have you always been so calm and reasonable? What advice do you have for those of us who want to be like that, to be less emotional and more like you?” Dr. Gramma Karen shares her helpful advice for keeping cool.
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Stepmother Questions Fairness of What Is Expected of Her
A reader asks Dr. Gramma Karen for advice about being a stepparent and becoming a part of a new family.
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Update on Broken Family Relationships
A reader checks back in to share how the advice she received more than a year ago from Dr. Gramma Karen helped solve her problem.