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Grandparents Raising Grandkids: 3 Things to Know

Oftentimes, grandparents become primary caregivers due to unforeseen circumstances. Here are three things those taking on this responsibility should consider.

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A Grandmother Asks: Don’t All Little Girls Want To Dance?

The September after I turned 4, all my neighborhood friends went off to kindergarten. I wanted to go to school too, but I was more than six months younger and ineligible.

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What is it about my grandkids and vehicles?

When Miriam, our first grandchild, was not yet speaking a language totally comprehensible to the rest of us, she was especially fond of garbage trucks.

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The dirt on raising healthy kids

Before my daughter-in-law Elizabeth was pregnant with the little girl that would be our first grandchild, she told me, “I want you to know that when we have children, I’m going to let them eat mud pies. I mean real mud pies.

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Bright sneakers, maybe not such a bright future

It was the bright blue sneakers that caught my eye that day. “I love your sneakers,” I told Shaniqua, the kindergartner I was mentoring.

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Grandparenting: When the grandchildren come to stay

Parked in the hallway is a big, cardboard firetruck. A village sprawls on a long coffee table in the living room. Beneath it are children’s books. Police cars, ambulances and more fire trucks are piled in a corner.

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