Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Safe Kids Worldwide Westchester, and Greg Durocher, CEO and child passenger safety technician instructor at Safe Ride 4 Kids, on your fridge, in your glove compartment, in your purse, or wherever you will remember to reference it for properly purchasing, installing, and putting your child in a car seat.
Grandparents are often in the best position to help identify and address domestic abuse. What are some specific things grandparents should look for to confirm their suspicions of possible abuse and violence going on?
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
Our daughter Joan married Donald ten years ago. We all knew there was something off about him; he is very controlling and very insecure. Before they got married, my husband, who is a police officer, let her know how much we love her, and talked to her about our concerns about her marrying him. She went ahead and married him.
I need some advice. Since I was a kid my mom and I have been best friends, always doing routine things together every weekend, like going to the movies or going shopping. She used to tell me to build relationships outside of our relationship, but my full focus was on her and I had no interest in anyone else.
My husband and I live in Fort Lauderdale November through May. The remainder of the year we live at the Jersey Shore near our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons, now 15- and 12-years-old. Happily for us, from birth our grandsons have visited us as many as three times a year when we’re in Florida.
Nothing’s more fun than spending time in nature during the spring and summer months. What better way to get extended family to bond with each other than soaking up some sunshine and reaping the benefits of being outside?
An added benefit of outdoor activities with your grandchildren is that most of them cost very little or are free to do. When was the last time you paid to lay on your back in the grass and do some cloud gazing? Read on to learn more about possible ideas for grandparents to explore the outdoors with their grandchildren.
I think the fork in the road for you is to either continue to be passive and harbor all the understandable hurt you feel, or, to take some actions that might improve your chances of having access to your grandchild in the years ahead. I have four actions to suggest.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, My mother has advanced cancer and is in palliative care. Right now she is very sharp and is excited when everyone comes to visit. When my mom starts to slow down and becomes less lucid and her body is starting to shut down and she can’t recognize anyone, what do we […]