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.
In honor of Mother’s Day, check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s tribute to an important mother and grandmother.
Read about one reader’s contentious relationship with her daughter-in-law, and Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice for fostering better relationships and keeping the grandchildren in mind.
Sibling relationships can change drastically over time. Check out this reader’s struggle with her sibling, and Dr. Gramma Karen’s expert advice on the future.
This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. Summertime, for many families, means more time together for grandparents and grandchildren. To help grandparents increase the chances that these special times with their grandchildren are comfortable and happy for everyone, I compiled a list of communication showstoppers – that is, things […]
2020 has been the year of evaluating relationships, new and old. Dr. Gramma Karen gives some inspiration for the year ahead with readers’ comments on how their relationships changed in 2020.
I am contacting you because I have been asked for advice and I am at a loss. My friend Helene is the grandmother of Debby, age 13. Helene describes her granddaughter as obese, a trashy dresser, and a habitual liar. She lies about what she eats, claims she has a boyfriend who doesn’t really exist, […]