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Avoid teaching the new parents your “tried and true” methods unless asked. Welcome to the world! Finally, the big day has arrived! Hopefully, you’ve communicated with both parents long before mom went into labor about how you might help during and after the birth and when you might visit the baby. • Honor the mom’s wishes about delivering by a doctor or midwife, in the hospital or at home. • Clear the time in advance so you can be present if needed. • If you live too far away, encourage the new dad to send digital pictures by e-mail. • Offer to help by taking care of a family pet, retrieving phone messages and gathering mail. • Coordinate your visit with the other grandparents, if possible, but don’t necessarily defer to them if the mother is your stepdaughter or daughter-in-law. However good your intentions, avoid teaching the new parents your “tried and true” methods unless asked. Listen to the new parents to find out any new theories on infant care. As new grandmother Valerie Baumbach, of Acworth, Georgia, relates, “Kids have to sleep on their backs now. It’s even printed on the diapers to make sure you remember!” G Share this article with your friends. Ed. note: This is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in September 2004 in the very first issue of GRAND. To link to the entire article, click here. An E xclusive Opportunity in Dunedin, Florida You can own a condo within Florida’s Beso Del Sol Resort! Located on the Gulf coast, this waterfront resort was recently converted into furnished condos. Community amenities include heated pools and a private boat dock. Future plans include a restaurant and water taxi service that can take you to the popular Honeymoon and Caladesi islands, the latter of which is the #1 beach in America. And it is close to downtown Dunedin, where specialty shops and restaurants are plentiful. Limited waterfront units available – call now! Florida Coastal www.BesoDelSolResort.com Real Estate Sales (800) 999-1020 Ext. 292 ● Reservations (800) 331-2548 GRAND OCTOBER
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - October 2009

GRAND Magazine - October 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
Guide for New Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
Ask GRAND
Together Time
A Halloween Read Aloud
First Person
GRAND Legal
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Magazine - October 2009
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 3
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 4
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 7
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 8
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 9
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 10
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 12
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 13
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 14
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 15
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 16
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 17
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 19
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 20
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Guide for New Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 23
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Together Time
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - A Halloween Read Aloud
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - First Person
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 36
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 38
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Legal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover4
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