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My husband and I have three wonderful grandchildren, ages 7, 9, and 11. Their parents are our son, Louis, and our daughter-in-law, Christine.
Dr. Gramma Karen: Debbie, thank you for agreeing to do this interview. I am pleased that my readers and I have this opportunity to learn about your experiences as a family and couples therapist.
My daughter Rose, who is not speaking to me at the moment, texted me that I should read your column “Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?” Here is why she isn’t speaking to me.
I found your column about the three sisters and your comments about honesty very interesting. To think about honesty being, in your words, nuanced makes me both uncomfortable and intrigued. I have always tended to be very black or white about honesty: you’re either telling the truth, or you’re not.
I could use your advice. I am the middle one of three sisters. My older sister Carol is married and does not have any children. My younger sister Maureen is married and has three kids, ages 15, 13, and 12. I am married and have twin 14-year-old girls.
Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! – entered their teen years. We’re hoping you can give us advice on talking with them about peer pressure and issues involving sex, drugs, and alcohol. We are fortunate in that we are on the same page as their parents in these matters, but we also feel that as their grandparents we might have some different approaches and opportunities than what they have with their parents. And is it even our place to engage on these topics?
Mother’s Day, created by Anna Jarvis, was first celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908. Its purpose was to recognize mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions that they make to society.