Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Young Granddaughter Dresses Sexy

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Young Granddaughter Dresses Sexy

I am bothered by the way my 12-year-old granddaughter, Barbara, and her friends dress. They wear skimpy, low-cut tight tops, often exposing their cleavage and tummy area, with equally skimpy, tight shorts. I asked my daughter-in-law what she thought of Barbara’s style of dress, and she said, “What are you going to do? This is […]

Grandmother Is Miserable Caring for Grandsons during Covid-19
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: We Worry about Our Daughter and Granddaughter

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: We Worry about Our Daughter and Granddaughter

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.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: My Step-Grandchildren Lack Discipline

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: My Step-Grandchildren Lack Discipline

I am a step-grandma. My concern is about my twin 5-year-old grandsons, who are at times delightful, at other times holy terrors (times two!). I’ve had a conversation with their mother, who tells me she and her husband use time-outs and then taking away toys for punishment. However, these children hit, do reckless things (like […]

A Grandmother Is Hesitant to Voice Concerns about Granddaughters’ Dietary Habits

A Grandmother Is Hesitant to Voice Concerns about Granddaughters’ Dietary Habits

I have a question requesting clarification on your column, “Aunt Has Issues with Her Niece”. This situation is real for me in regards to my daughter-in-law, Megan, and her two daughters, Laura (age 10) and Amanda (age 4). They recently moved near us and I now spend more time with them. In your advice you […]