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  1. What shall we do today Grandma?

    Article by Lynne Gray It’s that time of year with grandparents step in to help with grandchildren over the long summer holidays. Lynne shares her experience of spending her special time with her grandson: I recently read a report in The Independent on things to do with your children/grandchildren during the school holidays.  The report was called ‘The 10 Best days out in the city’ and showcased different activities in different cities.  The costs to enter these attractions, ranged from free to adult £30, children aged 10+ £24 for Go Ape in Trent Park.  I know these places have to pay their way, but £108 for 2 adults and 2 children for a day out is ridiculous. My grandson, Finlay, is 6 and these school summer holidays, he’ll be...
  2. Care homes can be a positive experience says Dr Lynda Shaw

    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Recent problems reported in the press about poor standards of care in care homes is causing families to overly worry about choosing care homes for their loved ones, according to age specialist and psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw. I believe the positives of entering a care home far outweigh rogue stories about the unacceptable and sometimes appalling care some unfortunate individuals have received in care homes. The horrors of the lack of care or poor standards by rogue care home workers are often isolated incidents that unfortunately happen in all aspects of our society. What is horrifying about them is that it is affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the country.  However, a degree of understanding that these are unique...
  3. The Pain of being Separated from Grandchildren

    Article by Kate Long It was 2008 and I was sitting in the green room of a radio station, waiting to be interviewed about my books, when I heard her: a softly-spoken fiftysomething telling the DJ about how desperately she missed her granddaughter. The little girl’s parents had gone through an acrimonious divorce, and as part of the fallout, one set of grandparents had been entirely cut off. All of a sudden, the child on whom this lady had lavished years of love and care was gone from her life. Worse, as the law stood then, there was nothing she could do about it. It was a story which affected me very much. Long after the interview I found myself imagining that little girl, her world...
  4. Working together to better understand your teenage child

    Article by Stephanie J. King HOW WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER Transitions between Child, Teen and Adult Being a teen in an ever changing world is a complicated business.  In a new series of articles, Stephanie J. King explains how parents can navigate and nourish the relationship with their children during this often difficult time. Life unfolds the way it does for specific reasons, yet how would you feel if you had been better understood during youth? If you had been granted better tools to help you to cope with where you were, in preparation for what lay ahead, would your direction and life outlook have been different? Did you follow the usual pathways expected of your age group? What if someone had seen the ‘real you’ unfolding, or had recognised or known your potential,...
  5. Could you care for an elderly parent at home?

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Liz Jones wrote a fairly frank article in the Daily Mail where she shared her experience of ‘caring’ for her bedridden mother for just one day. Of course in true Liz Jones style in her case she was supported by a her mother’s live-in carer and two ‘pop-up’ carers who came in to help lift. As you can imagine the corresponding comments were fairly opinionated !  I don’t really want to go into the rights or wrongs of caring at home/versus care homes from a moral perspective, but the article did, however, reinforce a conversation I was having with my own husband over the weekend- are family member expected to – and indeed want to – care for loved ones at...
  6. Should the value of grandparents be assessed in monetary terms?

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With the Royal Baby’s arrival imminent, I’m sure Carole Middleton, like many other soon to be grandmothers is looking forward to the new arrival and the new stage in her life. I don’t suppose she will be called upon to help with the ironing, or volunteer to wait in for deliveries, but it seems, according to new survey, that many families could manage if grandparents did not step in to help- both physically and financially. The average mum calls in 254 favours from nan and granddad every year, the study by McCarthy and Stone has revealed. Researchers found grandmothers get called upon for everything from taking the kids to dentist, baking cakes for the school fête and walking the dog. Although 38% of mums do worry that...
  7. How to co-ordinate care for parents as an expat

    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw If you are an expat you may only be able to come over to the UK for a few days or weeks and need an organised way to find the right care home and possibly treatment for your parent.  At the moment it’s a mammoth task, both organisationally and emotionally.  What is needed is coordinated and experienced, expert guidance, so that those living abroad have practical and emotional support that smooth’s those difficult transitions easily and efficiently. There are companies which help expats find the perfect residence for their elderly parent but there is so much to consider from all the administration and paperwork involved, to settling on an affordable financial plan for more long term patients, it is often overwhelming.  Even if you are able...
  8. How to be an ideal mother-in-law

    Article by Cat Williams An ‘interfering mother-in-law’ is one of society’s favourite stereotypes.  The term ‘mother-in-law’ sounds negative and criticising even before anything is known about the individual themselves. Mothers and daughters-in-law often find it particularly difficult to get along.  What is the secret of those who can overcome the stereotype, and build a friendship with their ‘DIL’? “fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” —Shirley MacLaine The first thing we need to recognise is that we pose a uniquely powerful threat to the self-esteem of our daughter-in-law.  As an older woman we could potentially pass judgement on her as a woman, a wife, and a mother, because we might feel that we have ‘been there, done that’, and feel that we either ‘got it right’ or can advise...
  9. Flexible working – understanding your rights

    Information from ACAS Flexible working requests are likely to increase next year when Government legislation will extend the right to request flexible working. Find out how current flexible working legislation applies to you and how things will change next year. What is flexible working? It isn’t too long since flexible working was a rare exception to the 9-5, five day working week. But many British businesses have now realised that far from being just another “perk”, offering a flexible approach to work can help them to keep talented staff who, like many of us, have other commitments outside of the workplace. Flexible working arrangements vary from working compressed or reduced hours, flexi time and working part time to job sharing or home working. TUC research published last year shows that...
  10. Mixing Up 4 Generations Used To Be Normal

    Article by By Dr Lynda Shaw In 1952 when our Queen came to the throne of England she sent out 300 telegrams to those celebrating their 100th birthday and 14% of the population were over 60 years old.  In 2012, the Queen sent out 13,420 telegrams, and 20% of the population was over 60 years old. Fantastic news but there’s a problem.  We are just not seeing the mix of generations that we used to and this is vital for an ever increasing ageing population.  Why do many of our young not choose to enjoy the company of those of us with so many interesting stories to tell and so much life experience?   Why do older people not understand and subsequently dismiss...
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