Connecting hearts,
Uniting generations

At the National Association for Grandparenting, we seek to validate and empower grandparents as they bond with future generations in meaningful ways and leave a lasting positive legacy.

Understanding & Encouraging Your School-Age Grandchild

It’s a wonderful time of discovery & exploration, and there are great ways for us to engage our grandkids and help them grow and mature.

Grandparents: Tell Your Story

Jay Payleitner: Your legacy can inspire future generations to greatness. These 12 questions will help trigger memories worth sharing.

3 Things for Grandparents to Celebrate on Valentine’s Day

As grandparents, we have a special bond with our grandkids, and Valentine’s Day provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate it.

Dealing with Sassy, Misbehaving Grandkids

As involved grandparents, we’ll be around for some of our grandkids’ moments of defiance and disobedience. And we need to be ready for them.

3 Reasons Grandparents Are Important

Children need many positive influences in their lives, and we grandparents are an important part of that. We can play a unique & special role.

Involved Grandparenting and Life Balance

As grandparents, we have a very important role to play. We also know there’s much more to life than being a grandparent.

Praying for Our Grandkids’ Future

Since we love our grandkids and want what’s best for them, it’s only natural that they and their future would show up in our prayers.

A Word for Grandparents in the New Year: Hope

We can beam spoken and unspoken messages of hope that will help us build up our grandkids and will truly make a difference in their lives.

12 Gifts I Received from My Grandkids

A recent 11-day stay with three of his grandkids left Dr. Ken Canfield exhausted … and reflecting on the good things that resulted.

When Christmas Is Far from Perfect

NANA’S HOUSE by Teresa Kindred: Sometimes Christmas comes in the middle of difficulties & challenges. Still, there are reasons to celebrate.

When Christmas Is Far from Perfect

When Christmas Is Far from Perfect

NANA’S HOUSE by Teresa Kindred: Sometimes Christmas comes in the middle of difficulties & challenges. Still, there are reasons to celebrate.

13 Holiday Ideas with Your Grandkids

13 Holiday Ideas with Your Grandkids

Be intentional about doing fun and meaningful activities with your grandchildren this Christmas. It’s a fantastic time for bonding with them.

Being a Star Thanksgiver

Being a Star Thanksgiver

by Carolynn Scully: The holiday season is a great time to start thinking more about leading our grandchildren to be grateful.

Connect with Other Grandparents

Connect with Other Grandparents

We all need close relationships with others who are in similar situations, who are committed to their families and effective in their role.

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ESTRANGED GRANDPARENTS

4 Qualities of Hopeful Grandparents

4 Qualities of Hopeful Grandparents

We can’t guarantee their future will be a certain way, but it’s even better to bestow huge amounts of hope on our grandkids, because that will carry them through whatever the future may bring.

LONG-DISTANCE GRANDPARENTING

When Your Grandchildren Are Far Away

When Your Grandchildren Are Far Away

Nana’s House by Teresa Kindred: I know grandmothers who connect with their grandchildren via FaceTime and make the best of it, but it’s very challenging for them.

Reentry Notes for Grandparents

Reentry Notes for Grandparents

After social distancing, reentry into the lives of our grandchildren is situational. Each family has a different set of risk tolerances and levels of concern.

7 Ways Grandparents Can Stay Positive While Quarantined

7 Ways Grandparents Can Stay Positive While Quarantined

Now that I’m staying home more, I’m finding different ways to use my time. I find that if I stay busy, I’m in a much better mood than if I have too much idle time on my hands, especially since I’m not able to see my grandchildren except on the computer.

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