GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012 - (Page 12)

photo: © Vinicius Tupinamba T Share this article with your friends. By dIAnA J. eWInG Diana J. ewing is the author of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting. he more time you spend with your grandchildren, the more they can teach you because today’s kids possess an amazing combination of modern knowledge and old-fashioned good sense. Just look at this random sampling of some of the facts, pop culture and wisdom you can pick up from them. 1. The most recent adventures of Captain Underpants. 2. Why you haven’t seen one of today’s animated or action movies until you’ve seen it in 3D. 3. How to cram half a dozen pieces of Bazooka Bubble Gum in your mouth at a time. 4. Rock-scissors-paper is still a great way to settle a dispute. 5. Why Taylor’s rise has been so swift. 10 | things you can learn . . . . . . from your grandchildren 6. How to play Crazy Old Fish War. 7. You can be totally loved even with morning bedhead. 8. Sometimes the box it came in is far more interesting than the most carefully selected gift. 9. How to make grape juice come out of your nose. You’re never too old to try something new. (Maybe too stiff, tired or out of shape, but never too old.) If you think there’s a generation gap between you and your children, there must be a generation Grand Canyon between you and your grandchildren. But that’s part of what gives you such a strong connection to these chips off the chips off the old block. Your life experience and scope of knowledge are so far removed 6 7 8 1 2 3 9 10 4 5 12 GRAND MARCH APRIL 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012

GRAND – Mar/Apr 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz: When in Doubt, Run!
Readers Write: Hair Balls and Shark Attacks . . .
Table of Contents
Grand Central
10 Things You Can Learn from Your Grandchildren
Blood & Money (book excerpt)
Grandparent Rights: Second Chance
Is a Prenup Right for You?
Ah, Tweet Mystery of Life
Memories of My Grandparents: Gram
Cover Story: Diane Ladd & Robert Charles Hunter
School Readiness: Wide-Eyed & Full of Wonder
Toys ’n Tech: Gadgets Galore!
Healthy Grandparents: Biopsy: Prostate Cancer
Healthy Grandkids: Smoothies
Bloom with Every Season

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012

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