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The Grandparent Guide: What’s New? What’s the Same?

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If you’re a grandparent providing care for your preschool grandchildren, you may find you’re more patient and relaxed with your grandchildren than you were the first time around. You may also wonder if you’re up on the latest child care strategies. Here’s a guide to what’s new and what has stayed the same when it comes to caring for babies and toddlers.


What’s New? What’s the same?

The latest thinking on everything from spanking to unconditional love, summarized in just three pages. Download this handout.

Grandfather and grandchild looking at each others eyes

Making the Most of Everyday Moments

Being a grandparent allows you to rediscover the wonder of the world through the eyes of your grandchild. Here’s how: Download this handout.

A baby laying his head on a caretaker's shoulder

Limit Setting for Little Ones

Experts say spanking should never be the answer to your discipline questions. Here’s why, and what you can do instead: Download this handout.

A baby wearing blue and white striped pajamas sleeping with arms above head.

Safe Sleep, Sweet Dreams

Place baby on his back to sleep in a crib without blankets, toys, or anything but him. Download this handout.

A child eating food off a spoon

Making the Most of Mealtimes

If mealtimes were a battleground during your son’s or daughter’s childhood, here’s good news. Download this handout.

A grandfather reads to his grandchild.

Screen Sense

Experts suggest limiting the time little ones spend with phones, tablets and TV. Here’s what you need to know. Download this handout.

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