GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011 - (Page 24)

cover story Golden grandparents’ rule #1 by colleeN Sell A Hit-maker Chip Taylor sings the praises of being there encouraging their granddaughters, Riley (13), Kate (11) and Samantha (8), to follow their dreams and to open their hearts to Mema and Pepa, as the girls call them. But Chip wonders how kids today can find their passion when they’re involved in so many things. “There’s so much to choose from; parents run all over the place taking their kids to this, that and the other thing. I’m not so sure it wouldn’t be good to leave them alone and let them figure out what they want to do.” Chip also believes that kids don’t get enough credit for being able to think. “Kids have a lot of stuff inside cclaimed singer-songwriter Chip Taylor—whose hits include “Wild Thing,” “Angel of the Morning” and dozens of songs recorded by such musical legends as Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and many others—grew up in Yonkers, New York. Chip’s parents, Barbara and Elmer Voight, encouraged him (James Voight) and his older brothers, Barry Voight (a renowned volcanologist) and Jon Voight (the Oscar-winning actor), to pursue their passions, ask questions and discuss their thoughts. Chip and his wife, Joan, encouraged their two children, Kelly and Kristian, to do the same—and now they’re 24 GRAND Nov Dec 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011

GRAND - Nov./Dec. 2011
Grand View
Tips on Talking With Grandkids
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
No More Questions
How Hip Are You?
’Tis the Season to Be Techie!
Cover Story: Golden Grandparents’ Rule #1
The Secret Guest
Spirituality for Grandkids
Stocking Stuffers and Beyond...
Have a Noble Holiday
Grandparents Survival Guide
Saving Pirate Ryan
Kinship Care Resources
Grandpa’s Dream

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011