Grandparents Take Grandchildren to Church against Parents’ Wishes

Grandparents Take Grandchildren to Church against Parents’ Wishes

Dear Gramma Karen, My husband, Ron, and I have a son and a daughter, Marge, who is four, and Brett, who is six. Ron’s parents, my in-laws, are wonderful grandparents and love spending time with Marge and Brett, often having them for sleepovers. When my in-laws were raising Ron, there wasn’t much emphasis on religion. […]

Reading Rocks: Storytelling Techniques for Your Child’s Success

Reading Rocks: Storytelling Techniques for Your Child’s Success

Many of us already know that reading to young children is a good thing, yet we might not be cognizant of why. Neuroscience research has confirmed that reading aloud to young children stimulates brain development and language skills. And studies have found that young children will develop a more positive attitude to reading and learn […]

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen:  Problematic Sister-in-Law Upsetting Family Interactions

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Problematic Sister-in-Law Upsetting Family Interactions

I’ve known my husband for 16 years; we’ve been happily married the past eight. We have one daughter, five-year-old Emma. Since the very beginning my husband’s sister, Patricia, has not liked me. She now has a son, Barry, who is a year younger than Emma. I should mention that Patricia also has issues with my husband, her brother, and her father.