Grandparenting

Grandparents having cookies with their three grandchildren

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A Grand Influence: How to Bond With Your Grandkids

Jill Savage

Most grandparents want to be an asset to their grandchildren — provide a listening ear, welcome heart and safe place for kids to emotionally land. But how does one do this?

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Helping to Care for Grandkids?

Series

Healthy Boundaries for Grandparenting

It's wise to put boundaries in place when you're taking care of your grandchildren.

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Helping to Care for Grandkids?

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Helping to Care for Grandkids?

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

A little preparation goes away.

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Age-Appropriate Grandparenting

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Age-Appropriate Grandparenting

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

A refresher on kids' ages and stages.

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An older husband and wife sit on their front steps together and smile at the camera.

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Lifewise: Rethinking Retirement

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW , Wilford Wooten , James Groesbeck , Steve Johnson , and Jim Ware

As we reach retirement age, the temptation is to think our time is finally our own. But what if God has something else in mind for us during this new life stage?

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Man using a chop saw

Series

Volunteering

Are you an empty nester who is ready to volunteer? 

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Three different generations of couples volunteer together and wear the same gray shirts that say, "Volunteer."

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Lifewise Activities: Volunteer Smart

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW , Wilford Wooten , James Groesbeck , Steve Johnson , and Jim Ware

Ready to volunteer? Before you dive in, you’ll want to keep a few tips in mind to make your experience the best it can be.

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Mom and Grandma are hold a child, and all are looking in the same direciton

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When Mothers and Grandmothers Parent Children Together

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Some mothers coparent their kids with their own mothers. Through cooperation, these women can encourage healthy development in their children and grandchildren.

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Unhappy senior couple, wife in foreground

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Lifewise Faith: Avoiding Bitterness, Finding Forgiveness

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

It is dangerous for you when you don’t choose to forgive others.

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Multiigenerational family happily looks at each other outdoors

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Leaving a Legacy: Making a Memory

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW and Jim Ware

Leaving a legacy isn’t a choice. The kind of legacy you leave, though, is up to you.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Being a Champion to Your Grandkids

Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering, explains how grandfathers can utilize their unique role to have a positive and lasting influence on their grandchildren in a discussion based on his new book, Championship Grandfathering: How to Build a Winning Legacy.

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Girl kissing her grandfather on the cheek

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Kids and Their Grandparents

Cheri Fuller

Grandparents are needed today more than ever — not only to support fatigued parents, but also to be trusted allies who provide a much-needed sense of stability, security and unconditional love to kids.

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Grandfather cooks breakfast outside the tent as he and his grandson camp in the backyard

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2 Ways to Better Connect With Your Grandchildren

various authors

Ideas for connecting with your grandchildren whether they're nearby or miles away

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Michael W. Smith looking to his right

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Michael W. Smith: Grammy Winner and Grandfather

Jeremy V. Jones

Michael W. Smith has been called a Grammy winner, American Music Award winner, Dove Award winner, artist of the year, songwriter of the year, producer of the year and Smitty. But his favorite title just might be G-Daddy. That's what Michael's 11 grandchildren call him.

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