Category Archives: Grandparents

A Resource for Grandparents

I just found the best resource for grandparents who are teaching the little people in their family. It is from Nuturestore which has resources for creative kids learning. It describes the guiding principles of how to raise happy kids, with resources  to help you achieve them. Their manifesto for healthy kids: more play more child-led […]

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Grandparents Step Up to the Plate

My favorite sport is baseball so this analogy is quite meaningful to me. Stepping up to the plate can take on many forms. Some are involved from the minute their child tells them a baby is on the way. They plan to be involved in helping educate the child for at least the first five […]

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Its Almost Book Time ! From Jo

Things are getting quite exciting for me! It is almost time for my book, “The BS Years (Before School), Setting the Stage for School Success” to be published! It should be available the end of January or in February. I am looking forward to seeing what folks will think of it. I am pretty proud […]

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Grandparents Rule!

In a recent post I talked about the various reasons for grandparents to be involved in their grandchildren lives. My niece sent me some articles from The West Valley View Newspaper that serves Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson, Arizona, that speaks just to that topic. They describe how the West Valley cities proclaimed […]

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Grandparents rule!

Hello there, I have been thinking a lot about the role grandparents play in the lives of families today. For many years we became somewhat separated from our immediate families due to a variety of reasons- jobs, life style choices and numerous other issues. But, I am seeing more of a trend today for families […]

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Pregnant With Possobilities

This question, “Will my baby learn anything in the womb?” has elicited a wide variety of answers and has evolved considerably over time. Back in 1960 and 1963 when I was pregnant, there were not many, including doctors, who believed that learning occurred in the womb and actually they believed the very notion was foolish.All […]

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Balance

I’ve been thinking about all the stressors we have in our everyday lives- those things that are either too much to do or there is too little time to do it all in. There are the usual ones like family-do you have children, should you have children, and what about their education? How about parents? […]

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Grandparents Rule!

Hi there, I have decided to be somewhat preachy today because I am pretty concerned, not only about the quality of our education, but about the values and expectations we have for children. We have such a resource for teaching how we want our children to turn out in our grandparents. We may be older, […]

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Grandparents Rule!

I have talked before about grandparents being involved in the education of their grandchildren. There are so many reasons as to why this is happening. In some cases, some sort of a family upheaval has occurred creating a need for the grandparents to take over child rearing. The parents may not be in the picture […]

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