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Census: More Kids Living With Grandparents

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Apparently, because of the sour economy, more kids are living with at least one of their grandparents.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report June 28 that reveals the number of children living with one or more...
Sour economy leads to more multigenerational households.

Pregnancy Announcements: Surprise the Grandparents

As you plan to make your big pregnancy announcement, you may wonder about timing. Credit: Corbis Pregnancy announcements are a fun way to share the news with friends and family -- particularly grandparents. While a phone call will...While a phone call will suffice, consider these creative ways to let the new grandparents know that you're expecting.

My Parents Won't Stop Interfering, From Grandparenting Expert Adair Lara

Grandparenting expert Adair Lara offers suggestions to a mother of two whose own parents are intrusive and controlling.
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Grandparenting expert Adair Lara offers suggestions to a mother of two whose own parents are intrusive and controlling.

Children Raised by Grandparents Facing Health Insurance Crisis

Grandparents raising their grandchildren are facing a new challenge in obtaining child-only health insurance. Credit: Corbis With the passage of last year's federal health care overhaul, many families breathed a sigh of relief because...One of the groups being hit hard by the elimination of the child-only insurance policy are children who are being raised by their grandparents.

In China, Visit Your Elders ... Or Else!

You will hang out with your grandfather, little girl, and you'll like it! Credit: Getty Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go. Or else. So, be a dear and pay the ol' gal a visit. Grandma doesn't want...Take care of your elders in China, or the government may just take care of you.

How to Split Time Between the Grandparents During the Holidays

Deciding where to spend the holidays can cause stress to a family. Credit: alancleaver_2000, Flickr
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but tensions over how to split your time up between all the grandparents during...
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but tensions over how to split your time up between all the grandparents during the holidays can add an extra dose of crazy to an already hectic season.

Hey, Grandma, Show Me the Money! Grandparents Generous With Cash, Poll Shows

Hey, Gramps, can I have a 10 spot? Credit: Getty Images
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding it easier to say "I love you" with cash, leaving the hardcore lessons on life, love, work and...
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding it easier to say "I love you" with cash, leaving the hardcore lessons on life, love, work and getting ahead to the parents.

Grandchildren are Wonderful, but They Won't Go Away!

The great thing about grandkids is supposed to be that you can love them to pieces, but you don't have have to live with them. But a lot of grandparents who thought they were done with day-to-day child rearing are smiling weakly these days, as...The great thing about grandkids is supposed to be that you can love them to pieces, but you don't have have to live with them. But a lot of grandparents who thought they were done with day-to-day child rearing are smiling weakly these days, as they realize the little, uh, darlings are not going away.

Can I Make My Family Accept My Baby's Name?

My husband and I are expecting a boy this November. Before we conceived him, we both fell in love with the name Bodhi. Now that we have informed our families of his name, everyone on both sides have expressed their distaste. How do we politely tell...These parents fell in love with a name that their families hate. The Name Lady solves how to gently let their families know that the name is here to stay.

Should the Child Who Inherited My Name Inherit Everything Else?

Each of my grandchildren have been given a family name for their middle names, two from the mother's family and two from the father's side. One of the children's middle name is my maiden name, which will not be continued other than with this child....

Higher Obesity Risk for Children Watched by Grandparents

As busy working parents with two young children, my wife and I have often considered leaving our kids with their grandparents instead of daycare. When they were really young, it seemed like the rational choice. Our kids would be supervised by...

Children Chubbier When Watched by Grandparents, Study Shows

Should grandparents be more careful about their grandkids' diets? Credit: Getty Images
Young children are more likely to be overweight if they are cared for by their grandparents, a British study concludes. The BBC reports that researchers...

My Mother Hates My Baby Name

My husband and I love the name Agnes for our little girl. I made the huge mistake the other day telling my mother about "our" name and she made a big deal about how much she doesn't like it, and how my dad will "hate" it. I still love it. However,...

The Art of Writing Santa Letters

'Tis the season when Cabin Fever begins receiving frantic phone calls from grandparents. "What do the kids want for gifts this year?" In fact, the unspoken question is: "What gifts do you want us to get the kids this year?" Or more specifically,...

Name Combos: Crossing George With Edward

We would like to use our grandfathers' names -- George and Edward -- to name our son but we don't want to call him either of those names. Can you come up with some combinations of those two names for another name to call him? - Loyal granddaughter...

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