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Why are grandparents so important?

More than cute cat videos or the latest video games, kids need the love and guidance that grandparents can bring.  Sometimes they’re taken for granted, but grandparents have so much to offer!

That’s why today’s guest Isabel Tom is here to remind us of the value of wrinkles. Grandparents can be the secret weapon in any family to bring love and connection and old school values back into the mix.

Isabel Tom is the author of The Value of Wrinkles: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life.  She has more than 13 years of experience working in the senior living and hospice care field.  Her grandparents, who lived until 98 and 102 had a profound impact on her life.  She and her husband Kevin have three kids.

And remember, Dr. Gary Chapman and I have a new book to help grandparents manage technology with their grandkids.  Nana and Papa’s house can be a place of peace and calm away from the constant buzz of tech.  Grandparenting Screen Kids will help you enjoy the company of your grandkids more and includes screen time strategies, stories, and research.


Arlene Pellicane

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