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How many times have you heard a Christian who was raised in a non-Christian home explain his / her faith by saying, "I had a praying grandmother?"
Studies reveal the enormous influence grandparents have on their grandchildren. One study concludes that spending time wtih a grandparent is linked to more pro-social behavior and fewer behavior problems among adolescents. Other studies show that the stronger the ties with grandparents, the less likely children were to develop significant psychopathology in later life. Adults who have had strong relationships with grandparents tend to be much more positive to the value and importance of older citizens.
With that in mind, radio host Joyce Oglesby has written a novel about how grandparents can pass on values to grandchildren and how our choices can effect future generations. She'll chat about that on The River today. Don't miss it.
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God gives grandparents the opportunity to imprint another generation. Maxine and Jeannie talk with Lillian Penner about the influence of Grandparents on their Grandchildren. Lillian is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose, and the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network. She's a woman with a passionate heart for the future of our children. Easter is fast approaching. We'll talk about creative ideas that include how to bless boys and girls with more than chocolate bunnies and colored eggs. There's nothing wrong with bunnies and eggs but there's so much more a Grandparent can add to make a lasting impression on those little ones we love. www.grandparentingwithapurpose.com
By the time one reached the grandparent stage of life - thoughts of spending "golden years" in relax mode is a far away realty for many.
Too many households, for too many reasons are occupied by grandparents who are now parents. Join Dr. Pamela Brewer and Sylvie de Toledo, LCSW for a discussion based on her newest co-authored book, "GrandParents As Parents."
"...Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles." Amazon
Popular radio personality Marnie Swedberg joins our Life Lessons team to talk about the importance of grandparents.
This show is brought to you by Gracefully Yours greeting cards and journals, official sponsors of Grandparents. www.shop.gracefully-yours.com
Dr. Pamela Brewer talks with Sylvie de Toledo - Founder of Grandparents As Parents (www.grandparentsasparents.org) and two members of the organization, Sharon Jarkoff and Jacqueline Laird. Grandparents becoming parents affects many women - many people. Listen to 3 stories about how to manage this complicated, multi-level relationship between grandparent, parent and grandchild.
Have you given much thought to leaving a legacy of prayer? Grandparents have the opportunity to unite in prayer for their grandchildren. Lillian Penner joins Maxine and Jeannie today. She is the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting. Her book, Grandparenting with a Purpose, provides specific ways to help you start to pray for those you love. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over one million Grandparents in America raise their grandchildren. Joyce Oglesby is our featured guest to discuss the importance of this.
This show is sponsored by Gracefully-Yours greeting cards and journals, America's favorite inspirational cards. Visit www.shop.gracefully-yours.com for discounts.
Grandparents Rights are not automatically guaranteed! We, at Tomatoes In the Trenches were shocked to learn this. Grandparents in the U.S. do have rights and can seek visitation with grandchildren, but those rights are vulnerable and vary from state to state. Understanding your basic rights can help ensure that your relationship with the grandchildren doesn't suffer. Our guest today Susan Hoffman, is the creator and director of ADVOCATES FOR GRANDPARENT GRANDCHILD CONNECTION and author of the new book “A Precious Bond”, how to preserve the Grandparent-Grandchild relationship. She also sponsored a bill in California on behalf of Grandparents Rights and it became law in 2007. Susan Hoffman is quite a force. Join us on May 23rd at 2PM EST as Susan Hoffman shares her experience and expertise on the topic of how grandparents can sustain those precious bonds under a variety of experiences and circumstances. It promises to be a very informative and enlightening show.
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Ilene and our guest begin the interview at 9am pacific/12-noon eastern.
Think about what it would be like on your job, if you had been given a huge project to do, did it and did it well, and then thought you’d have some time to sit back and relax, enjoying your accomplishments and taking time to appreciate your past efforts. But just as you sit down, cup in hand, to talk with your friends and relax, your boss comes along and tells you there is another huge project you must now undertake, no matter how tired or deserving of rest you are! That’s what has happened for the people we’re celebrating on our September 5 show, Grandparents, who have already done the huge job of raising their children, now stepping up to their second huge job, that of raising their children’s children! Elaine Williams calls this Sacred Work; and we’re going to find out, together, why she calls it that. Whether you’re a grandchild, a parent, or a grandparent or great-grandparent, this show is relevant to your life! Come, join us!