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Dec 28, 2020

Being a parent of teenagers is a challenge you have to experience to appreciate. When we grandparent teens, our wisdom and experience should make us better at it... but do they? Emily talks with a teen, two parents, and a grandparent to explore this dynamic, which is both familiar and new all at once. The Stretch It...


Dec 21, 2020

In this bonus episode, Emily talks with a guest from Episode 10, Ellie Slott Fisher, about the real impact the pandemic has had on our lives with our grandchildren. 

Emily mentions two grandparent resources you might want to visit: More Than Grand (web and Facebook), and The...


Dec 14, 2020

The challenges of a daughter-in-law relationship are common, and they're not insurmountable--but working them out takes good communication, inclusivity, selfness, and love in action over time.  (Sounds like grandparenting!) Emily's guests are two authors who have done a lot of thinking and writing about this rich but...


Nov 30, 2020

Some grandparents have taken on the grand role while still holding onto their jobs. In this episode, Emily studies this balancing act with an author-educator, two grandmas still at work, and an adult daughter. What do they all get from the combination, and what is the cost?

SHOW NOTES

Author and educator Madonna...


Nov 16, 2020

Grandparents who become caregivers for their grands are taking on a big challenge--lots of physical and mental work, and a wonderful payoff, potentially. This episode is packed with observations and insights from experts, grandparents, and moms.

SHOW NOTES

Fern Schumer Chapman is the co-author of Happy Harper...