Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: What NOT to Say to Your Grandchildren!

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: What NOT to Say to Your Grandchildren!

This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. Summertime, for many families, means more time together for grandparents and grandchildren. To help grandparents increase the chances that these special times with their grandchildren are comfortable and happy for everyone, I compiled a list of communication showstoppers – that is, things […]

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Our grandchildren (grade-school age) have started playing sports. We are wondering about the phenomena of giving every child a trophy, no matter the outcome of his/her season. To us, it seems like an idea that doesn’t help children deal with defeat, the value of practice and trying again, hard work and teamwork – in other […]

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