“Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.”
– Jay Kesler, author of Emotionally Healthy Teenagers.
With the holiday season upon us, the ties that bind us are never more pronounced than they are at this most wonderful time of the year. Steeped in family tradition, the holidays give us a reason to connect with the ones who matter most. Some of my fondest holiday memories are of my grandparents and our trips to the small prairie town they called home. A pot of tea was always ready for our arrival and the smell of fresh baking drifted into the opening of the doorway when we stepped into their old Victorian house. Continue reading It’s great to be grand – the health benefits of a close grandchild-grandparent bond