Grandparents and giving

Take the Grandparent Challenge and Let the Grandkids Tag Along

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A morning walk triggered a fond memory in early June, mid-sixties. The water was cold as I jumped into the shallow end of the pool. My grandmother, slowly walking down the pool steps, declared it unusually cold for an early June morning. We were up early for her morning swim so we could beat the young swimming students who would be arriving soon. As I think back on it, I have no memory of her swim ...[Read More]

How to Share Your Generosity with a Child

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A special note: This blog is mostly about grandparents, but I challenge you to replace those words with parents, aunt, uncle or friend every time you read them. This blog is about all of us and the unique role we play in the lives of the children all around us. “I love it when the grandkids come to visit during the summer. I miss the sounds of family.” That’s what one grandmother told me last week ...[Read More]

Grandparents Taught Giving Through Action

Giving Grandparents

Grandparents Day is Sunday! Originally established by presidential decree in 1978, it is intended as a day to honor grandparents for the contributions they make in our lives. On a personal note, I tend to be resistant to what I think of as “Hallmark” holidays driven by occasions card companies. Nevertheless, this one set me thinking about the contributions of my grandparents. I was fortunate enoug ...[Read More]

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