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Banned forever! “One slip of the tongue cost us our granddaughter”

February 12th, 2011

Banned forever!  “One slip of the tongue cost us our granddaughter” By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “On the surface our life looked perfect, but behind closed doors our family was falling apart. A feeling of emptiness and heartache consumes us because of our lost access to our little granddaughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of her. “My DIL [daughter-in-law] Beth and I used to be so close: She and I would make tufa pots in her yard, go to nurseries looking for plants to put in them, show and sell our final products locally.... Read More

Temper, Temper: A grandchild needs to know you’ll fight for them

January 11th, 2011

Temper, Temper: A grandchild needs to know you’ll fight for them By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “It all started when I flipped the boyfriend off. “My daughter and her son came to live with me shortly after his birth; she and the bio dad never married, and he wasn’t interested in being a parent. We were one big happy family for seven years, until I did a very bad thing and gave my daughter’s new boyfriend ‘the finger.’ “Tiffany began dating Donato, a hairdresser with an ego the size of Texas and a strong desire to control.... Read More

Blowing the Whistle: What’s the price of trying to protect a grandchild?

November 29th, 2010

Blowing the Whistle:  What’s the price of trying to protect a grandchild? By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine, NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “As a grandparent, if you had found out that your grandchild had been living with a parent and stepparent who were engaging in a sleazy lifestyle and allowing friends who were also involved to be around the child, would you have attempted to get guardianship? My daughter and her husband are a part of the adult entertainment industry, including stripping and nude photography in magazines and on the Internet and who knows what else. “Sometimes... Read More