September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth. As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In conjunction with our friends at top baby registry site Guguguru, we are posting safety tips throughout #JPMABabySafetyMonth to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.
In today’s column, guest columnist Evan Quinones shares what he has learned about the Gogos. As Evan notes, “Being a grandmother in Swaziland is very different from being a grandmother in the United States!”
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
How do you deal with grandparents who have just informed you that they will be leaving money to one grandchild and none to the other ten grandchildren?
Grand Magazine’s Christine Crosby recently wrote and posted an article titled, “Here Are My Thoughts About Separating Children From Their Families.”
More and more grandparents are starting a tradition of taking their grandchildren on trips, sans the parents. In fact, 37% of grandparents with a household income greater than $50,000 who took a vacation last year did so with grandchildren, up from 28% in 2007.
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.