Author: Bonnie Baker Cowan

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Make a shift in the way you communicate with teen grandchildren. »

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Being a caregiver to both our parents and grandchildren can be tricky. Grandparenting columnist Bonnie Baker Cowan helps find a balance. »

The Second Time Around

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When my friend Anna’s teenaged daughter decided to have her baby, Anna offered to raise the child as her own. That was back in the late ’50s, and her decision was a »

Negotiating with Grandchildren

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My grandchildren have known from a very early age that I’m a softie and they learned quickly they could use me to negotiate with their parents when they weren’t having any luck »

Enough Homework, Already!

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Have you helped a grandchild with homework lately? Perhaps the question should be rephrased as: Have you tried to help with homework. Unless you have taken a course in the not-so-new-anymore math »

The Benefits of Boredom

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Our grandchildren are probably more over-programmed than any generation of children before them. Technologically, they’re a savvy generation with devices embedded into their ears almost from birth and fingers adeptly glued to »

Just Call Me Bill, Son

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Many Zoomers cringe at the prospect of being called grandma or grandpa. That’s a name for old people with thinning white hair, canes and rocking chairs. We want our grand-kids to know »