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On today's show we discuss Grandparents raising Grandchildren with Victoria Gray. Many grandparents in this care taking role underestimate or are unaware of the added burdens their new role as "parents" will place upon them. Grandparents often assume their role will be to nurture and reward children without having to set limits. When grandparents serve as primary caregivers, however, they must learn to set limits and establish controls as they did with their own children.
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Victoria Gray Arizona Grandparent Ambassador
Join Host Dr. Carletta D. Washington in a special tribute to grandparents!
Dr. Washington will also discuss the expectations and rewards of being a grandparent as well as how parents and grandparents can work together to support the next generation's academic success!
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I would like to talk with you about the great value of your grandparents. If your grandparents are living, you have a tremendous treasure in your life. If you have great grandparents you have a greater treasure. Sit down and talk with your grandparents. Some of the most intriguing conversations that I have ever had have been with my grandfather and my two grandmothers. They are my link to the past as to how it really was "back when", and also they are a great help to my knowing who I am and where I came from. Here are some things you can do to reap jewels from your ancestors:
1. Go and talk with them when they are not preoccupied with other things. Sometimes, visit them alone, if you can.
2. Listen, Listen, Listen. You are not there to talk that much; you are there to learn all that you can. Your grandparents can really give you an education.
3. Show respect to them. No matter what kind of lifestyle they have had, there is nothing wrong with saying "Yes, Sir" and "No, Ma'am." They may move slower, talk slower, think slower, have different views about life, but you owe them that respect.
4. Do not go with the attitude that they can't tell you anything because they did not attain the educational level that you have. They still have more knowledge and wisdom in their little finger than you have in your little brain.
5. Eat the chicken and leave the bones. Grandparents don't speak ex-cathedra simply because they are grandparents. Everything they say is not necessarily right.
6. Tell your grandparents you love them and show your appreciation for them.
Your grandparents can be a great blessing and help to you if you let them.
Linking up with your personal past,
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.
CALLING ALL PARENTS: From GrandParents to GodParents, Developing Greatness...
Today on Classroom DNA with Phyllis Austin...This show will focus on the roles that ALL Parents play in the rearing, raising, training, conditioning, teaching, learning and education of children. From the Greatest of Grandparents to the support of God Parents, you provide an important foundation.
As we prepare for Our National Classroom, let’s discuss our roles in developing our children’s Greatest Potential.
Today at 10 AM CDT / 11 AM EDT...CALLING ALL PARENTS: From Grandparents to Godparents, Developing Greatness...
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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
Please join Miss Catherine as she welcomes in the one of a kind swing band, Kinderjazz!
Whether you're looking for ways to stimulate a developing young mind, you'd like to introduce children to the pleasures of music, or you just want your kids to have FUN, you'll find Kinderjazz’s collection of blues, latin, ragtime, jazz, and swing music is perfect for girls and boys under the age of 12.
The one-of-a-kind swing band for children has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, and their recorded music is specifically written to engage young children, while simultaneously appealing to adults of all ages. Parents love it because it is jazz and its educational in a fun way, grandparents love it because it takes them back. Children love the rhythms and enjoy the instruments.
Kinderjazz is a 12 piece fully acoustic swing orchestra, featuring some of the best musicians in Australia. They have opened Manly Jazz Festival in 1998, and since then, have performed at the Sydney Opera House, Daring Harbour, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Parramatta Stadium, to more than 10,000 families, Carols in the Domain 2000 on Channel 7, Stadium Australia and many major venues around Australia.
See you then!
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
Society has no shame in talking about fathers who do not support or raise their children but its almost taboo to talk about mothers who are the same. This episode is not about judging but searching for an understanding of and discussing all sides of this issue.
Please join us live or email us after the show to share your opinion at email@example.com.
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.
What is Turkey Table Talk? Well, hopefully it's not a long conversation with the big hunk of steaming protein in the middle of your table!
It is about the importance of seizing the opportunity to have some real, meaningful conversations with the family members you might only see on holidays such as Thanksgiving. Sure it is good to have all the "catch up" conversations about what people are up to but, what about the stuff that really matters?
How are our grandparents/parents managing their money these days?
Are they paying their bills okay?
Is my aunt a victim of elder financial abuse?
Have there been any changes in their healthcare?
Have they had any problems online?
Do they use support services in the community?
How are they getting around town?
These are just some of the things you want and need to know but, somehow never get around to asking. Sometimes, many red flags are missed that could have otherwise been noticed, thereby preventing a bad situation from developing or getting out of hand.
So sit back and tune in to learn how to get these important subjects out in the open. You will be surprised how good everyone will feel about it once you do.
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