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Grandparenting in Your 70s: What to Expect as an Older Grandparent

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grandparentingThere’s a world of difference between becoming a grandparent in your 50s and 60s (or younger) and having grandchildren when you’re in your 70s and 80s.

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8 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandchildren

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OP Grandparents' Day  FBMy dad once told me that the best part of being a parent is becoming a grandparent. For the most part, grandparents don’t have to worry about homework problems, bad attitudes, and everyday life with kids. As a grandparent, you can dote on your grandchildren (a.k.a. spoil them rotten) and send them back to their parents at the end …Read more ›

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Grandparents: 5 Ways To Forge Closer Ties With Your Grandchildren

multigenerationalFor many people, one of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a parent is giving their own parents the experience of becoming grandparents. The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is often a special one — not only beneficial for the elder person and child but for the parent in between the generations as well. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/17/14 Recap: Finding the Joy in Growing Older

Review highlights from this week's discussion about finding the joy and adventure in growing older.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 new and returning participants discussed what they look forward to most about growing older, who their “positive aging” role models are, what they fear about aging, the benefits of longevity, and more. It was an inspiring, enlightening, and energizing …Read more ›

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How to… Be the Best Grandparent Ever

As much as they love spoiling them, grandparents also enjoy being spoiled back. Read this post for 5 simple ways to get your grandkids' thumbs-up.Fact: Grandparents love spoiling their grandkids, and according to this SmartMoney article, to the tune of $10 billion dollars. They’re not just buying gifts and gadgets though. The MetLife Report on American Grandparents said they’re also providing …Read more ›

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Mommy, Can You Spare A Dime?

Forget “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” The theme song of this recession might well be “Mother, Can You Write a Check?” The downbeat economy has resulted in increasing numbers of parents and grandparents helping out their strapped adult children and grandkids with home down payments, credit-card bailouts, and spare cash—often at the same time as parents are trying to confront new retirement budgets.

“We are seeing a ton of this,” says Ross Levin, an …Read more ›

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