3 Perfect Tablets For Grandparents

I can still remember how we teased my mother about her inability to operate a Skype video chat tool. As a grandmother, her lack of aptitude to understand technology does not necessarily make her a technophobe.  In fact, most  grandparents are interested in the latest technological innovations just like the generations of today, but the complexity… Read More

GoGo Grannies Bringing Back Games For Africa Fundraiser

The Orangeville GoGo Grannies, in partnership with KOROS Games, once again brought back their annual Games for Africa Fundraiser this past month. The event, which was held on April 11, helps raise funds for a national campaign through the Stephen Lewis Foundation that supports orphans of AIDs victims  in Africa. “The campaign helps provide funds… Read More

Grandmother’s Travel Memories

Knowing her grandmother only through photo albums, Patricia Morrisroe tries to retrace her mysterious world travels. My grandmother had lots of secrets. Even her entry into Ellis Island made for a good mystery. Somehow, en route from London in 1909, she lost her steamer trunk, arriving in the New World as metaphorically naked as Shakespeare’s… Read More

Grandmothers Gave Humans Longer Lifespans

Humans developed longer lifespans and bigger brains because grandmothers began looking after their grandchildren up to two million years ago, according to a new study. Help with childcare from grandmothers at an early stage of human history could have resulted in an evolutionary change which caused women to live long past the menopause, researchers said.… Read More

More Than 2.5 Million Grandparents Take On Role Of Parent

WILMINGTON, Del. — These are supposed to be their golden years. They worked hard, earned a decent living and raised their family. Now it’s time to relax and reap the benefits of a life well lived. But not for those who have had to take on the responsibility of raising grandchildren. Their golden years have… Read More

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Rewards and Challenges of Parenting the Second Time Around. When parents are absent or unable to raise their children, grandparents are often the ones who step in. Raising a second generation brings many rewards, including the fulfillment of giving your grandkids a sense of security, developing a deeper relationship, and keeping the family together.… Read More

How To Be A Better Grandparent

Tips on Building Great Relationships with your Grandkids As grandparents we all want to make the most of the precious family time we get to spend with our grandchildren. You can create deep, loving relationships with your grandchildren by sharing the things you love and by learning about what excites them. Whether you’re a full-time… Read More

What Is The Role Of A Grandmother In A Malawian Society And How Can We As Health Care Workers Support Her?

Grandparents are family members and form an important element of the extended family. In traditional cultures, grandparents often have a direct and clear role in relation to the care and nurture of children. This has tended to be lost with the development of the nuclear family. In cases where the parents are not willing or… Read More

School Summer Holidays Reduced To Just Four Weeks

So… here we all are. Six (or maybe even seven) glorious long weeks of school summer holidays. It’s what we all look forward to – isn’t it? Not according to some parents who asked their kids’ schools to reduce the long summer break to just four weeks. And to their surprise, the schools agreed. Two… Read More

Sugary Foods Leave UK Children Facing Tooth Decay ‘Crisis’

“Senior dental surgeon calls for cigarette packet-style health warnings on packaging of sweets and fizzy drinks” British children face a tooth decay “crisis” with huge numbers needing to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic, according to a senior dental surgeon. Professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the Royal College of Surgeons’ dental faculty, also called for… Read More