In this column, Dr. Gramma Karen responds to a grandmother who has cut off from her granddaughter. She was always close with her son and struggles to understand why he has disengaged from her over the past years.
Dr. Gramma Karen advises what to do when a grandchild lacks proper gift-receiving etiquette.
Including grandparents on family vacations can be difficult with age. Check on Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice to a reader who wants their parent to stay home.
In honor of Mother’s Day, check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s tribute to an important mother and grandmother.
Read about one reader’s contentious relationship with her daughter-in-law, and Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice for fostering better relationships and keeping the grandchildren in mind.
Several readers commented about the sister who was making a decision about whether to reconcile with a brother from whom she had been estranged for many years. Read their thoughts and a new update on the situation.
How do you handle complicated familial relationships? What if it involves your kid and their decision to cut off a family member? Read Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice on how to handle this reader’s sticky situation.
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 […]