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Summer Safety Tips for All Your Family Adventures

Summer Safety Tips for All Your Family Adventures

The summer is a great time to plan some fun family activities. But of course, as always when kids are involved, planning an event for a whole family is a completely different thing from those spontaneous summer break adventures you might have taken in high school and college.

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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How to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Outdoors

How to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Outdoors

Now that Spring has arrived, does this sound familiar: You walk into the living room or den on a bright, sunny day only to find several heads bent down and staring into a little glowing screen? If you think about how much time your kids are spending with their tech, instead of outside getting fresh air and vitamin D from the sunshine, you might be worried. And you would have good reason to be.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen:  How Grandparents Can Help Their College-Bound Grandchildren

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: How Grandparents Can Help Their College-Bound Grandchildren

This is not an article about the college admissions scandal. You’re welcome. Rather, this is about how grandparents can help their college-bound grandchildren. When this topic of helping is raised, providing financial help with tuition often first comes to mind. There are many resources available for grandparents with this intent. For example, in addition to consulting with their own financial planners, there are innumerable online resources for grandparents who want to help with tuition, e.g., (1) (2) (3).