One sure fire way to make sure your Grandparents Rights stay in tact is to meet the family of your Grandchildren right were they are.
I realize that sounds like a blinding glimpse of the obvious but it is an oft overlooked area of human relationships. I learned this in, of all places, a management communication seminar years ago. The situation was; yo Read More
As Grandparents we have earned the right to think it is all about us. We also have the right to think it is all about our grandkids. The truth is, when it comes to Grandparents Rights it IS all about the parents.
I have to remind you that I am only the messenger. I also hate to inform you but this has less to do with fairness, which is in the eyes of the beholder, and all about what is SMART. I will warn you that, when it comes to Grandparents rights, smart is often really, really hard.
Since the law is not on the side of the grandparents my own approach is to reframe the issue. I choose to keep the goal, (The best interest of the Grandchild), front and center. If you wish to spend more time with your grandchildren then you may have to let go of a lot of “STUFF”. Read More
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”. Here in lies the crux of our challenge when it comes to Grandparents rights.
Please don’t shoot the messenger but the truth is that, for lots of reasons, the founding fathers did not include Grandparents Rights in the constitution. As a matter of fact there is mu Read More
Most of my posts have been about Grandparents Rights for a good reason. Now and then I come across a story that is so very compelling that it deserves to be shared, My Brother and Sister-in-law have some friends that have a huge challenge in their lives right now and I wanted to let the readers of this post know about it and put it on your hearts to share this with others. The subjects of the story are Chris and Jeff Weihl. They are Grandparents to some 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Of course all 19 a Read More
I have just returned from the VA after getting a Thyroid tune-up and I want to celebrate that with you all. Even though it wasn’t that big of a deal any operation will tend to get our attention about the Gift of Health. I have been so fortunate to have had good health and according to the doctor that should continue. That means I will be sharing more tips on Grandparents rights as well as expanding out to encouraging each of you to do the things that allow you to spend more time and en Read More
I applaud you if you have gotten this far in this series but I guarantee you this is an essential part of understanding Grandparents Rights and the path to the only thing that matters; “The best interest of the child”. Today’s post deals with the 5th of 6 questions that Senator East posed in an attempt to standardize and federalize the issue of Grandparents Visitation Rights. His question was; “5.) If grandparents are to be given a Read More
The following post is the first of 6 tests that the subcommittee looked at to see if GRANDPARENTS VISITATION RIGHTS could be considered for Federal Legislation in the form of a UNIFORM ACT. As you will see there is a rigorous process that any issue has to go through before it moves from being within the States Rights and becomes the law of the land.
The first question posed by Committee Chairman, then Senator John East (R) OHIO was “Should there be any Read More
GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS are a matter for the States to determine. It is fair to ask; Why are their no Federal Laws governing GRANDPARENTS VISITATION RIGHTS? I have writ Read More
Caring Grandparents will go to the ends of the earth to support and Affirm our grandchildren. It is not only the most powerful thing we can do but it is also a Grandparents Right.
I know you care about your grandchildren because you have come to this site. I will warn you that caring isn’t enough. If you are among the 2.5 million grandparents actually raising grandkids then here is an essential bit of advice. If you see disaster coming the wa Read More