Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Our grandchildren (grade-school age) have started playing sports. We are wondering about the phenomena of giving every child a trophy, no matter the outcome of his/her season. To us, it seems like an idea that doesn’t help children deal with defeat, the value of practice and trying again, hard work and teamwork – in other […]

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Successful Parent-Grandparent Relationships in Two Words
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandmother Is Denied Access to Her Grandchildren
Grandparents Take Grandchildren to Church against Parents’ Wishes

Grandparents Take Grandchildren to Church against Parents’ Wishes

Dear Gramma Karen, My husband, Ron, and I have a son and a daughter, Marge, who is four, and Brett, who is six. Ron’s parents, my in-laws, are wonderful grandparents and love spending time with Marge and Brett, often having them for sleepovers. When my in-laws were raising Ron, there wasn’t much emphasis on religion. […]

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen:  Keeping Joy in the Holidays During the Pandemic
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandmother Wants Help in Turning Down DIL’s Invitation