In this column, Dr. Gramma Karen responds to a grandmother who has cut off from her granddaughter. She was always close with her son and struggles to understand why he has disengaged from her over the past years.
Read Dr. Gramma Karen’s response to comments on her recent article from last month about excluding a grandmother from a family trip to Disney.
Dr. Gramma Karen advises what to do when a grandchild lacks proper gift-receiving etiquette.
Including grandparents on family vacations can be difficult with age. Check on Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice to a reader who wants their parent to stay home.
Vacationing with extended family can be rough. Check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice to one reader during their vacation with their grandkids.
With vaccinations rolling out, social gatherings are starting to get back to normal. Check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s recently rekindled annual Ladies’ Luncheon, where she discusses the effects, good and bad, of the pandemic.
My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.