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Kids: Child development from toddler to teen

Useful tips and shared experiences from other parents to help you deal with everything from kids' tantrums, childcare, starting school, education and more
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General parenting issues

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How the 'Having It All' Debate Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

How the 'Having It All' Debate Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years | gingersnap | Scoop.it
A new grandmother catches a glimpse of what parenting looks like today.
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First-person account of gradparenthood, nice perspective on differences over 30 years

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What Did I Have To Lose - Here and There

What Did I Have To Lose - Here and There | gingersnap | Scoop.it
This week's What Did I Have To Lose is one of my favourites. A mother talking about the loss of working mother's guilt, an American woman losing the pressure to conform after years of feeling she h...
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Expat women talking about pros and cons and anecdotes/background as to why they are where they are

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Can We Please Stop Gaslighting Our Kids?

Can We Please Stop Gaslighting Our Kids? | gingersnap | Scoop.it
Welcome to the holiday season - the time of year when we celebrate with family, food, commercialism, and putting young children in impossibly hard situations and then expecting them to act like lit...
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parenting styles

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Families who Facebook together stay together: study

Families who Facebook together stay together: study | gingersnap | Scoop.it
Teenagers who interact with their parents on Facebook are also more likely to feel closer to them in real life, according to a study.
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Is screen time good for your baby or toddler? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Is screen time good for your baby or toddler? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | gingersnap | Scoop.it
It's a question always sparking hot debate in parenting circles: Do you let your babies and toddlers use screens? For years, the health and child development establishment has been - New Zealand Herald
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Come out from behind the camera. - Wannabe Data Rock Star

Come out from behind the camera. - Wannabe Data Rock Star | gingersnap | Scoop.it
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tangential subject matter of relevance to both grandparents and parents

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The expat life: What we do - Blog - The F-Word

The expat life: What we do - Blog - The F-Word | gingersnap | Scoop.it
November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. Her previous posts have focused on herself, why women leave, and how do they juggle their family life. This fourth piece focuses on what women expats do. Whether...
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Interesting insight, though not children- or grandchildren-specific. May be worth exploring their blog though. 

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Grandparent and Empathy Go Together

Grandparent and Empathy Go Together | gingersnap | Scoop.it
As a grandparent, how much empathy do you have? How do you rate yourself as a grandparent? Given some thought, this is a difficult question…first of all, what is it that makes a good grandma and grandpa?

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grandparent tips

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Hillary Clinton more 'freedom' as a grandparent

Hillary Clinton discusses her feelings on becoming a grandparent compared to being a mother.
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the difference in perspective / benefit of hindsight

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Grandkids - Grandparents.com

10 Things You Should Never Say to Grandkids - Grandparents.com | gingersnap | Scoop.it

10 Things You Should Never Say to Grandkids
Everyone has the occasional "Oops!", but for the sake of your relationship, keep these comments to yourself.


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Half of grandparents don't see their grandchildren regularly

Half of grandparents don't see their grandchildren regularly | gingersnap | Scoop.it
According to new research by Care for the Family, almost 75% of grandparents who live an hour or more away from their grandchildren believe...
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24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage

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May be useful source of links

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Audre & Dimitri's Traveling Love Affair

Audre & Dimitri's Traveling Love Affair | gingersnap | Scoop.it
Retired global meanderers and foodies with a Taste For Full Time Travel
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retiree interest...?

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Redefining a close family

Redefining a close family | gingersnap | Scoop.it
Living on a different continent to your family doesn't necessarily mean that you wanted to get away.
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moving abroad yet staying close

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Parenting as a Gen Xer: The first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

Parenting as a Gen Xer: The first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | gingersnap | Scoop.it
Is this the trickiest parenting challenge you face as a Gen Xer? This mother believes so and here is why.
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The expat life: A family portrait - Blog - The F-Word

The expat life: A family portrait - Blog - The F-Word | gingersnap | Scoop.it
November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. You can find her first and second posts here. A funny thing happens whenever I live abroad: I talk to my parents more than I do when I'm...
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Much more focus on the grandparent/parent/grandchildren dynamic

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We wouldn’t be human without grandparents

We wouldn’t be human without grandparents | gingersnap | Scoop.it
There is an old Spanish saying, “Quién sabe de abuelo, sabe de bueno,” meaning, “To know a grandparent is to know good.”

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How grandparenting / extended family helped shape human evolution

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St. Mark School in Catonsville holds annual Grandparent's Day - Baltimore Sun

St. Mark School in Catonsville holds annual Grandparent's Day - Baltimore Sun | gingersnap | Scoop.it
For Bobbie Reinecke-Prestianni, 73, a visit to St. Mark School in Catonsville, her alma mater, was so nostalgic she was moved to tears.
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value of grandparents 

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