Island Grandparent

Vancouver Island’s resource for grandparents.

Grand Magazine

Grand is targeted to active, vibrant seniors who are exploring the new adventure of being a Grandparent.

This bi-annual publication includes tips for building great relationships with your grandchildren, travelling with them, common conflict resolution and places to go and see with these special family members.

 

Grandparent Features

Sin and Perspective

I grew up with a lot of shibboleths and thou shalt nots. Thou shalt not make a mess, thou shalt not make a peep, thou shalt not reach for another cookie, thou shalt not say “love” when talking about...

10 Baby Shower Gifts for Grandparents-to-Be

I have just had the immense pleasure of meeting my first grandchild! He is such a delicious little blob of goo. So soft and warm. I have always loved babies and am happy to cuddle any baby at all....

Boundaries In Family

My daughter is growing into her role of mother with grace, wisdom and patience. Yes, I know I'm biased, but it is a remarkable thing to witness. I believe this to be one of the most meaningful experiences of...

Setting Up a Meal Train

A meal train is when a group of family members and friends work together to deliver meals to someone who is going through a major life change. While some of these occasions are happy, like the birth of a...

So You Want to Be a Grandparent?!

A no-nonsense job descriptionThere really ought to be a job description for grandparenting so people know exactly what they're getting into. Sure, we've all been parents, so we've done this before, right? But I'm here to tell you that...

The Magic of Small

If you've ever tried to hike with a preschooler, you know how quickly objectives can diverge. The child wants to stop and observe every interesting rock or twig along the path—sometimes every blade of grass! The time-conscious adult, on...