are wonderful, you can have a lot of pleasure and give them back when you
Here are some useful articles and sites of interest to
grandparents, ranging from the
subject of grandparenting to ideas on
entertaining grandchildren and gifts for a grandchild's birthday.
If you're organising a grandchild's birthday party at home, games always go
down well. Click on the Oranges and Lemons book opposite and order it from
Amazon to get some excellent ideas for party games for small children.
www.kids-party.com for loads of ideas about parties: how to find entertainers, where to hold a
party, party games and themes and lots more. You
should find all you need in the way of help.
The "Grandest Parents of all"
Harvey Karp, author of The Happiest Baby,
supplies a few tips for grandparents
A lighthearted guide to the trials
and joys of modern Grandmothering
When Grandparents bring up the Grandchildren
Increasing numbers of grandparents are taking on the task of bringing up
their grandchildren because the parents themselves are unable or unwilling
to do so.
Sadly, being a grandparent isn't always wine and roses. Sometimes helping
with the care of your grandchildren can affect your relationships with your
children and their spouse. laterlife's Maggi Stamp, a
qualified and experienced relationship counsellor for Relate and in private
practice, investigates what can be done to smooth ruffled feathers, among
other topics in the articles below. Why not also have a look through
the other articles in the
laterlife Relationship Counselling Index to see if they can help you?
Boundaries of being a grandparent
I don't like granny
you ever thought of creating a record of your family history as a gift for
your Grandchildren, or alternatively creating a record of their lives in
words and pictures with their involvement?
Useful sites for gifts for the Grandchildren:
Hamleys links to
the online version of the well known Regent Street Toy Store - it includes
recommended top buys as well as recommendations for your grandchildren
toys online Toys from Meccano to radio controlled cars.
Toys 'R' Us
Online catalogue and shopping with home delivery, encyclopaedia, toy search
engine, latest promotions and offers.
Books from Amazon
To find out more on the subjects of grandchildren and grandparenting,
click on a book image either above or below.
Grannynet and Netmums:
Two excellent sites with ideas and strategies to keep children happy on
The Grandparents’ Association's mission is to improve the lives of children, and they offer support for all grandparents in caring for, or maintaining contact with their grandchild. Go to (www.grandparents-association.org.uk) to see if they can help you.
plus provides a support centre for grandparents, plus an
information centre with statistics, research and a look at Grandparents
in other countries.
Ask Jeeves for
Kids is designed to help adults deal with the kind of questions
children ask. The facilites are good and the site is attractive enough
to visit with your grandchildren, to help get the answers, there are
also links to kids' sites which you can direct them to.
has everything that a grandparent could possibly want to read about
Kiddicare UK's number one online supplier of baby products and
accessories including prams, pushchairs, car seats, baby furniture and
Another American site with some useful tips on grandparenting