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LLLad_grand:Layout 1 8/1/08 8:40 AM Page 1 Help your grandbabies grow! As a grandparent, you may wonder what your role is in the development of your breastfed grandchild. It’s simple: support! Supporting a mother’s decision to breastfeed is perhaps one of the most important things you can do for her, as well as for your grandchild. Breastfed babies receive important immunities through mother’s milk, and have decreased incidences of certain infections, diabetes, obesity, and SIDS. Breastfed babies, when followed over time, also tend to have an IQ that is higher than formula-fed babies. New Beginnings is the only magazine dedicated to breastfeeding and related topics. Purchase a subscription for your daughter or daughter-in-law as your show of support for your grandchild receiving the best possible gifts—human milk, and the many benefits that come with it. NEW BEGINNINGS Magazine To order, call: 800-LALECHE 6 issues, $20 www.llli.org GRANDPARTNERS FOR GRANDPARENTS Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights? Q A Do Grandparents in America have visitation rights when it comes to their grandchildren? Anita Graham, St. Petersburg, FL given priority in resolving visitation disputes. Troxel et vir. v. Granville (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 99-138, June 5, 2000). This ruling has undoubtedly influenced state visitation laws and how courts rule in these cases. Grandparents should try to develop a strong bond with the parents of the grandchild so that the relationship will survive anything that puts the grandchild’s family at risk, including divorce or death. Grandparents should try to negotiate specific visitation rights. Where negotiations fail, they should seek mediation. If a grandparent visitation agreement is not reached, either by negotiation or mediation, a grandparent can petition a court to be granted visitation. Leading the Way in Special Needs and Elder Law SM All 50 states have some type of grandparent visitation law that allows grandparents to ask a court to give them the legal right to maintain their relationships with their grandchildren. Visitation statutes, however, do not give a grandparent an absolute right to visitation, and the laws vary widely from state to state on crucial details such as who may petition for visitation rights, under what circumstances a grandparent may file such a petition, and on what legal grounds the petition will be granted. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that unless there are allegations that a child’s parents are unfit, the wishes of the parents should be The information above is provided by Andrew H. Hook, CELA, member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, leading the way in special needs and elder law, www.NAELA.org. If you have a question about grandparent rights or other legal issues affecting you as a GRANDparent, please send to grand@grandmagazine.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May 2009

GRAND Magazine - May 2009
GRAND View
Contents
GRAND Central
Watching Lily Bloom
GrandZ in the 'Hood'
Numbers Game
We're Taking In the G'Kids
Face-to-Facebook
SHMILY
Family Crews
Soul Food
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Intro
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND View
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 19
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Watching Lily Bloom
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GrandZ in the 'Hood'
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Numbers Game
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - We're Taking In the G'Kids
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Face-to-Facebook
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - SHMILY
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Family Crews
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Soul Food
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 44
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 47
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Cover3
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