Archive for November, 2013

The “Cherish” Effect

Regardless of our resources, as grandparents we have the opportunity to nurture our grandchildren.  We can read to them, play with them, and provide new experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have–even if we didn’t do the same for their parents when they were kids.    Dr. George Vaillant, a pioneer in studying male adulthood, posted an article called  Why Your Childhood Is Crucial to How You’ll Age in [ http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/why-your-childhood-crucial-how-youll-age ].  He wrote about how boys’ early Read More

Rethinking Holiday Gifting

Four years after the economic recovery began, most consumers are still closely watching their holiday gifting. They’re intending to spend less than usual — or nothing at all, according to an annual survey earlier this month. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel] Spending less for the holidays makes perfect sense when we’re still smarting from the recession. But it’s not just about money. It’s about stuff. Great volumes of stuff, sitting in the attic or basement or garage, in carefully labeled Read More

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