Category Archives: grandparent

Midlife Sibling Family Disaster plan- Agenda for Family Meeting

You need a disaster plan because older people are more likely to die in heat wave disasters like the broiling one this week. Continue reading

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Can Young Siblings Help Care for Grandma? Ask NPR

NPR has an excellent new series – Family Matters . A recent segment covered young siblings Lauren and Chris supporting their great grandmother Continue reading

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Modern Family- Great for Gen X Parents In All it’s Extensions

Sharing the burden lifts a bit of the heavy load of parenting in a two-income economy, where Mom’s and Dad’s have two sometimes three jobs to keep a family together. Continue reading

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Are Your Blood, Half and Step Siblings in an Endless War ?

If you are Generation X and your parents were divorced- you might point your finger at your baby boomer parents – how they approached marriage and family relationships. Continue reading

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Need Excel Spreadsheet for Step-parenting/grandparenting on the Holiday?

My blood grandson will spend Christmas week with his Dad. My daughter’s new husband ‘s children spend the holiday with their Mom. My blood granddaughter will spend Christmas week with her Mom and grandfather- my ex husband. The festive season takes a genogram to map. Continue reading

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Are Your Bloods, Half’s and Steps in an Endless War-Pre Holidays ?

Do your half siblings hate their whole siblings? Are your bloods and steps in an endless war ?
If yes is the answer to any of these- approach the holidays in a new way.

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Ten Tips About Succeeding as a Step Grandparent Over The Holidays

Being a step grandparent is about love and action – not blood. So here are some tips about putting that love into action . Continue reading

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