Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?

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?

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Mother-in-Law Feels Rejected by Daughter-in-Law

Mother-in-Law Feels Rejected by Daughter-in-Law

My older son, Tom, 32, married to Tracey, became involved with her when he was 17 and she was 19. She is really the only person he ever seriously dated. She has always called the shots in their relationship.  During the past 15 years she is always warm and friendly at family functions (while my […]

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How to Deal with a Creepy Father-in-Law

How to Deal with a Creepy Father-in-Law

I am engaged to Van. My problem is Van’s stepfather, George, who will soon become my step-father-in-law. I am uncomfortable around George for a variety of reasons, such as: he whispers things to me like, “Van sure has a good eye,” or “If I were a few years younger I’d give Van a run for […]

How Do I Deal With an Unsupportive Mother in Law?

How Do I Deal With an Unsupportive Mother in Law?

  I truly want to release myself of the anger and bitterness I feel toward my mother-in-law. She lives 20 minutes away, but doesn’t ever offer to come by to help or just to see her three-year-old grandson. She is a very active woman socially with golf, luncheons, and friends. She has three older grandchildren […]

These Are the Health Benefits of Butter for Kids

These Are the Health Benefits of Butter for Kids

Cook with butter. Don’t cook with margarine or any other fake butter substitutes. Cook with butter. Most people think butter is bad. It’s not. On the contrary, butter – from grass fed cows – is one of the most ultimate, nutrient dense foods one can consume. Butter is basically animal fat with slight traces of […]