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2011-08-31 07:00:00

Mothers Day and Fathers Day get their fair share of attention. What about Grandparents Dayâ”September 11 this year? An increasing number of grandparents are the sole support and primary provider to their grandchildren. It's time to recognize their contribution. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Dr. Amy, an expert in caregiving, aging, and retirement, says there are compelling reasons to make a fuss over grandparents. She has developed a free kit for children,...

2011-08-29 04:00:00

Harry & David, Americaâs gift expert for over 75 years, offers superb Grandparents Day gifts, including gift baskets with juicy fresh fruit, savory snacks, gourmet gift towers and more. Medford, Oregon (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Harry & David, Americaâs gift expert for over 75 years, offers superb Grandparents Day gifts, including gift baskets with juicy fresh fruit, savory snacks, gourmet gift towers and more. Celebrate Grandparents Day this year with one of...

2011-07-20 12:41:00

SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All parents have at least one thing in common: tending to the well-being of their children. Today, many parents have taken safety - including auto precautions -- into their own hands. Whether it's dropping kids off at school, picking them up from dance class, or taking a road trip across the state, parents - as opposed to grandparents - have insisted on driving in order to ensure the safest ride possible. But now, a new study sings a different tune:...

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2011-07-18 12:10:20

Researchers studying vehicle accidents have published surprising results in the journal Pediatrics stating that child passengers may be safer with a grandparent driving than the parent of the child. "We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers," said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the study's lead author, told the Associated Press (AP). Although vehicle...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

Online Magazine for Grandparents Releases Response Results to Op-Ed Question Posed in its March/April Issue St. Petersburg, FL. (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Attitudes about the criminalization of marijuana may be changing among the elders of our society, as the more than 70 million of the baby boomer generation, one to widely experiment with recreational drug use, have and will become grandparents. GRAND Magazine, the online magazine for today's grandparents, released today results from their poll...

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2011-05-15 10:25:29

Close your eyes for a moment, open your treasure trove of memories and take a step back in time to your childhood. Do you remember your grandfather gently scooping you up into his warm and comforting embrace? Or sitting by your grandmother's side as she lovingly baked pies chock full of delicious, juicy warm apples sprinkled with crumbly cinnamon bits?The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren seems to be a magical one, and now, a new article published in the April issue of Current...

2011-02-14 15:34:59

Concordia study finds leisure time helps grandparents maintain bonds with adult grandchildren A new study has confirmed an old adage: A family that plays together stays together. Researchers from Concordia University and Wilfrid Laurier University examined the ways grandparents can maintain close ties with their adult grandchildren. True to the old maxim, recreation emerged as the glue sealing intergenerational bonds. "Leisure is vital in the formation of bonds that last from generation to...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

The prevalence throughout the country of certain family problems has seemingly been increasing at a dramatic rate. An ongoing blog talks about how and why this is happening, and what can be done about it. Memphis, TN (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011 David M. Allen, M.D., a Professor of Psychiatry and author of the book, How Family Dysfunction Spurs Mental Disorders: A Balanced Approach to Resolve Problems and Reconcile Relationships, published by Praeger, writes about what is happening in...

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2010-09-13 11:18:57

According to a new analysis of census data, the number of U.S. children being raised by grandparents has risen sharply since the beginning of the recession. These grandparents face distinctive stresses as they confront unanticipated financial burdens and culture shock that come with the responsibilities of raising a child. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recent Census Bureau Data, about 7 million U.S. children live in households that include at least one...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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