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Grandparents have a special relationship with their grandchildren but like all relationships this may change over time. At times it may seem that you ...
Caring for your grandchildren
Grandparents can become kinship carers overnight. It's sometimes called the midnight call syndrome – when grandparents find they are thrown into...
Grandparent and toddler group
Here we have gathered together all the essential information you need to set up a grandparent and toddler group including advice from grandparents on ...
Young grandparents and poverty
When can you leave children home alone
There's no legally set minimum age when it's always all right to leave children by themselves. Instead, the law makes it an offence to leave a child a...
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When a grandparent does the childcare because both parents are working, a Family Childcare Agreement can really help iron out problems before they beg...
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Carol Murray, the midwife who started the Grandparent School, finds that grandparents want to learn what’s new and improved about nappies, and t...
Granddad with granddaughter
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Exercise is vital but what if the grandchildren move like pale ghosts between bed and computer? Here are clever ways to make sure youngsters get their...
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When the grandchildren are visiting, it is likely they will want to go on the internet.  It is worrying to keep up with what they may be doing on...

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