Archive | June, 2015

Grandparenting at a Distance

Grandparenting at a distance

Technology Can Breach the Miles When my two oldest children were small, my husband’s mother recorded herself reading picture books and mailed periodic packages containing both the books and the cassette tapes.  I would sit with the kids while we played Bea’s tapes, and turn the pages in the books until the youngsters could do […]

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Read the Handwriting on the Wall: Why We Shouldn’t Kill off Cursive in Schools

Composing an Idea In an earlier article, I wrote about beginning a six week writing project with fourth graders in a local public school (also see Writing and Reading with Children, March 30, 2015). It was a wonderful experience, and the children eventually wrote amazing stories. However, I found the first few weeks very frustrating.  […]

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When Parents Disagree

When Parents and Grandparents Disagree

Photo courtesy of Jillian Dent Parenting Approaches May Differ Research confirms that children benefit when both parents and grandparents actively participate in their lives. However, in the real world, not everyone agrees with their parents on child-rearing approaches, especially bedtimes, food choices, screen time, and limits on behavior.  If your adult children don’t agree with […]

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