Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, Hello from the grandparents who contacted you nine years ago about how to answer the question, Is Santa Claus real? Danny is now 15 and Jessie is 12. We continue to be close to them and to spend lots of time with them. We saw that you reposted that column and […]
A reader asks Dr. Gramma Karen, “Have you always been so calm and reasonable? What advice do you have for those of us who want to be like that, to be less emotional and more like you?” Dr. Gramma Karen shares her helpful advice for keeping cool.
A reader asks Dr. Gramma Karen for advice about being a stepparent and becoming a part of a new family.
Many parents report feeling unprepared for the obstacles they encounter once the baby’s born, which often causes distress and feelings of discouragement. Books on what to expect can be helpful but the truth is that the baby has not read them. Sometimes the best help you can get is from someone who’s been there before.
A reader checks back in to share how the advice she received more than a year ago from Dr. Gramma Karen helped solve her problem.
On the tenth anniversary of her column, Dr. Gramma Karen reflects on how her column came to be and her main advice for grandparents and parents.
Dr. Gramma Karen tackles the problem of what to do when one grandparent is a baby hog, leaving little baby time for the other grandparents.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, I have concerns about my stepson’s cognitive awareness and abilities. Michael, who is three and a half years old, favors certain toys (hot wheels, spinning/flicking wheels), he rocks back and forth throughout the day, and we have a hard time getting him to eat, especially meat and grains. He runs on […]