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  • This podcast is about the influence that Cool Grandpa's can have on their grandchildren and families. This podcast contains great stories about the influence that grandpas have had on their grandchildren. We also interview grandpas to learn how they are developing and maintaining powerful connections with their grandchildren.
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  • May 20 2022
    Winn and Linda Egan developed and shared their views on grandparenting with their friends during a get-together. They discussed how grandparents could be active participants in their children's and grandchildren's lives. With more and more data being reported about issues around isolation, depression, and the like with teenagers, being an active grandparent is vital to helping grandchildren to become happy and healthy adults. Winn talks with us about how he and his wife Linda took the basis for that gathering of friends and crafted those topics and experiences into the book, Grandparenting on Purpose. Join Winn and me as we talk about the fun ways grandparents can lead their families to grow connections that can withstand the occasional hurt feelings and miscommunication that can and do happen within families. Winn also goes into great detail about how you can boost your interactions with the grandchildren to be 'over the top.' Winn talks about how these 'over the top' activities help create bonds that get the grandchildren looking forward to the next big family get-together or special event, like a special dinner before a school formal. I am sure that by the end of listening to this conversation, you will be encouraged and inspired to look for ways to increase your level of connection with your grandchildren. That extra step forward in your relationship with your grandchildren motivates Winn to talk about and share his message of Grandparenting on Purpose. Once you have enjoyed this conversation, please remember to like and subscribe to the podcast. Also, share this conversation with a friend who would enjoy hearing Winn's stories about building strong family connections. Links Click to view the Grandparenting on Purpose website Click to order your book, Grandparenting on Purpose, from Amazon Click HERE to connect with Winn on Facebook Click to connect with Winn on LinkedIn Affiliate Links Click on this link to learn more about Click on this link to learn and sign up for
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    58 mins
  • May 13 2022
    This episode is another one-on-one conversation with you and me. I open up the conversation with a quick trip report from my last trip to Virginia the week before Easter. I spent a lot of time with my grandson, who is almost four years old. I confess that spending multiple days with him wore me out physically and mentally. It has been a long time since I chased toddlers around a playground and museum for hours at a time. I also forgot that three-and-a-half-year-olds don't just play 20 questions; they play 120 questions and tend to compress those questions into a 25-minute car ride. It was a great trip being around my grandson and granddaughters, but it was also nice to hand them off at the end of the day and have some time to recharge my batteries before the next round of adventures. I also want to talk to you about grandfathers taking on the role of a coach in our relationship with our grandchildren. You might think of being a coach in other terms, such as teacher, mentor, guide, or another title. Use whatever title makes sense to you, but grandfathers ARE leaders AND motivators for our grandchildren and children. We dive into what are some good characteristics of a good coach. Good coaches are made up of the following attributes: Understands Life and Leads by Example Sponge for Knowledge Shares the Knowledge Deeply knows the player (grandchild) Energizes and Motivates Others Good Listener After listening to this episode, I hope that you think about the attributes of the good coaches and mentors you had in your life. Do you intentionally practice and take on the attribute of a coach when it comes to your relationship with your grandchildren? Links Click to listen to my one-on-one show about being a cheerleader. Affiliate Links
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    39 mins
  • May 6 2022
    This week's guest is Donne Davis. Donne started the GaGa Sisterhood group to bring inspiration, support, and tools to grandmothers worldwide. Donne became a grandmother in 2003, and for over nineteen years, she has been on a mission to connect with other grandmas and explore the evolving role of being a grandmother. Donne and I start our conversation by discussing her experience in becoming a grandmother and its impact on her life. Donne explains that when the midwife held up her first granddaughter, Donne was GaGa for that grandchild and has been committed to her grandchildren ever since. We also dive into how the role of being a grandmother and a grandfather has changed in a short time. Donne and I agree that loving and supporting our grandchildren starts with loving and supporting their parents. Both of us agree that the parents often get left out of the grandparent/ grandchild relationship equation. Donne was motivated to write a book for grandmothers after realizing the relationship with the grandchild's parents can present challenges in understanding each other's perspectives. Her book is titled: "". Once you have listened to this conversation, please share it with a friend and especially a grandmother who would enjoy listening to this episode. Links to Donne's website and different connections are listed below. Be sure to leave Donne and me a comment below about what you enjoyed about this episode. Links Click to be taken to Donne's GaGa Sisterhood website. Donne sends out a monthly newsletter called the GaGazine, which you can subscribe to on her website's homepage. Click to follow Donne on Instagram. Click to connect with Donne on Facebook. Click to connect with Donne on Twitter. You can check out Donne on Pinterest by clicking Here is the link to my conversation with Kerry Byrne about her group, , that Donne and I referenced. Click to learn more about the Moby Wrap Affiliate Links
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    58 mins

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