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      What to do if you get a "Wrong Password" message   01/21/16

      You must reset your password (even if you know it's the right one) before you can sign into the community. Thanks to the upgrade, there's an issue with passwords and signing in. The good news is that you can click here: http://community.grandparents.com/index.php?/lostpassword/ to change your password (it'll let you reuse your old one). If you can't reach the email address connected to your account then please contact the admin at latoya@grandparents.com and I'll help you sort it out. 
    • LatoyaADMIN

      Anonymous posting is back   01/21/16

      We've removed the extra step that required you to go to the full-page editor to access the anonymous post option. Now, you can reply to a post and toggle the button to post anonymous (see photo below).    Read more on anonymous posting here:    In short, the mods can see who posts as anonymous, we moderate anonymous posts the same as revealed posts, you can reply anonymously to your own topic, you may report anonymous posts.

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  1. Administration

    1. Welcome to the Grandparents.com Community!

      The FAQ & some ground rules so everyone can have a fun, safe, and productive experience.

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  2. Family Matters

    1. Empty Nest No Longer

      With the stressed economy, and for other reasons too, many parents are finding that their adult children are needing to come back to the elders' homes. Others are dealing with custody issues of grandchildren and children divorcing and needing help. If this is something you're experiencing, come share and give and get support from other in the same boat.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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    2. Grandparents Unplugged

      This is a place for grandparents to ask questions or make statements and receive answers and replies from a variety of people. Posters on this board are other grandparents, daughters-in-law, mothers-in-law and those who want to gain a greater understanding of how the 'other folks' feel. You can share what's on your mind, but understand that it's not just grandparents in the room most of the time. I hope that ALL can share their thoughts, feelings, questions and answers without rancor or hatefulness.
      LEAD MODERATORS: Mame925

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    3. Grandparents without Grandchildren

      This group is created for grandparents living without their grandchildren. Maybe you have been denied visitation, or maybe you are ill and your child wants to keep your grandchildren away from that reality. Whatever the reason, you suffer great loss and this group is intended for you to share with others in similar situations your pain, insights and frustrations. It's a place to get emotional or informational support or give it to others.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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    4. Mothers-in-Law Anonymous

      Dish, vent or ask for advice about the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship.
      LEAD MODERATORS: RoseRed135, SueSTx, Lilypond, PhalenMum

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  3. Food

    1. Grandma's Pantry

      Share your favorite recipes and food ideas, and invite others to join in the discussion. Let's get cooking!
      LEAD MODERATORS: SueSTx

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  4. Grandparenting

    1. Grandparenting From Afar

      They say distance makes the heart grow fonder...This group is for grandparents whose grandchildren live far away. Join us to discuss everything grandparenting and topics specific to staying in touch from afar.
       

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    2. Grandparents Caring for Grandkids

      Are you a grandparent (or other relative) caregiver? A parent who relies on family daycare? Whether you're raising your grand(relative)kids, helping to raise them or watching them while the parents go to work or school - or a parent dealing with one of these situations - please come in and share your needs and concerns with us. And if you're anyone else who has ideas and opinions on this topic, please come and join us, as well. Together, let's explore the (often unique) ups and downs, ins and outs, joys and challenges of the GP/relative caregiving situation!
      LEAD MODERATORS: rosered135

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    3. New Grandparents

      This group is for new grandparents to share and learn from each about the new experience of grandparenting. Experienced grandparents feel free to join and offer your comments. What are you enjoying the most? What are your concerns? How do you give advice without it being taken the wrong way? How do you feel about babysitting? We can't wait to see your comments.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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  5. Health & Wellness

    1. 50 Shades of Blue

      This group is for anyone who is now, or has ever, struggled with depression or any other mental health or illness problem, even if it's just a bad case of the blues. It's a safe place to seek or offer support.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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    2. Getting Healthy

      Ask questions and share your health experiences with other members. What works for you when it comes to wellness?

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  6. Hobbies

    1. Hobby Corner

      Have a passion project? Whether you're crafting, knitting or making soap and candles, this is the place to talk about it! Share your stories, photos and more with fellow hobbyists.

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  7. Just For Fun

    1. General Gabbery

      It's not complicated. This Group is a place to sit and have a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze. Let's solve world problemsgrumble with the grouch we live with, tell jokes and stories, post pictures and brag on our kids and grandkids. Got something on your mind? Post it we'll talk about it.
      LEAD MODERATORS: SueSTx
       

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    2. Club Newcomer

      This is a place for newcomers to introduce themselves and learn more about the various features of the site, especially the different Groups available. It's also a place for current members to come in and help welcome the new ones and help them find their niche(s) among the forums.
      LEAD MODERATORS: rosered135

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    3. The Great Debate

      Whether it's formula feeding vs. breast feeding, daycare vs. nanny, or spanking vs. time out, everyone has their opinion. This board is where you can state your piece on hot topics.

      PLEASE READ THE WELCOME MESSAGE BEFORE YOU POST HERE

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    4. Book Club

      Share what you're currently reading and what's on your book shelf with other grandparents.

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    5. News & Issues

      Current news and events -- talk about them here.

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  8. Love & Relationships

    1. All SINGLE golden girls & guys wanted

      Single grandparenting: WHAT A CHALLENGE and WHAT FUN! We are here for each other.
      LEAD MODERATOR: homeygfunk

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  • Are you a grandparent?   607 votes

    1. 1. Are you a grandparent?


      • I'm a grandparent
      • I'm not a grandparent, but I am a parent (SIL/DIL)
      • Neither -- just here to browse

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    • ImpishMom
      Dress Codes (again)
      For me, a guy in a suit is a head turner. BAN THE SUITS!
    • LilMommy
      Dress Codes (again)
      ^^^^I agree.   Personally, I find some muscle-bound men attractive.  However, it's up to me to control myself and not go drooling all over every muscular guy in short sleeves.  I don't think anyone will be making any rules that men can't wear short-sleeved shirts just to spare me from making an arse of myself.  
    • JanelleK
      Dress Codes (again)
      I agree. Why is it we judge other peoples attire? School uniforms solve issues, cheaper than regular clothes, kids look decent. I guess that's a different topic. Dress codes to cut down on distractions make me nuts. Distractions are distractions. For teenagers everything is distracting. For adults there are lots of distractions as well, I distract my husband by walking in a room and he equally distracts me. So? Learn to live with it and act appropriately. Or move into St Mark's where there are no distractions.  The notion that females are somehow responsible for males disgusting, abusive, degrading behavior doesn't work for me. Children should to be taught decent manners and how to behave politely. My parents taught that mannerly people kept their hands to themselves and kept their eyes on the other persons eyes, that both sexes have brains and worth and can control themselves. We taught our kids the same. Even my totally wild ridiculous brother and sons followed those simple rules, have impeccable manners, and treat females properly (what they carry in their hearts, I'm not as sure). I'm one of those women who does have to endure being very over endowed. I cover myself with care, no shirts that pull and gap, no visible cleavage - even in swim suits, I buy minimizers with high necks. It's a PITA to feel the need to select clothing/tops based on what others might think of my figure. This Memorial Day weekend is a good example. We are alone, currently, so I swam in a bikini this morning. Tomorrow afternoon I'll drag out my normal high neck tanksuits - really, why should I have to be less comfortable because huge numbers of people are here? Because I worry about being that distraction - because we allow blame to fall on the temptress women, men can't help but be tempted and distracted. And even when we don't think we're allowing men that pass, we are. I was talking about this with a friend recently. I don't have a solution other than to stop blaming women for men's problems. I don't think this dress code is the answer. Collar bones really shouldn't be added to the list of things females need to keep covered. "No visible cleavage, only X number of inches above the knees, no midriffs showing, and trousers, skirts and shorts fitted to the waist" - really doesn't that cover most modesty issues for school kids?
    • SueSTx
      Dress Codes (again)
      I will say again, this principal was way out of line and needs to be reprimanded for bulling a student.  I'm sure there is a list of others she has done similar things to. We went to our local graduation last week...high fashion parade for the audience for sure.  There were skirts so short and stretchy that the young high school aged ladies had to tug them down every time they stood up.  I am sure someone got flashed before the night was over. Several years ago at my nieces wedding, there was a group of cousins from Florida who were thirty something, I couldn't believe how short they wore their dresses.  You could see their underwear every time they slow danced.  I have a picture or two in the early 70's of myself as a newlywed with a short skirt...just not that short.  I'd rather see collarbones.  Back in the late 60's when I was in high school, my Dad once remarked that at some point in the future, the necklines and hemlines would meet and women would only wear a belt.  So generations for a long time have felt the "young uns" were pushing the limit...OH...and our skirts were below the knee at that time. But the thing is, what is considered reasonable can be a community or regional thing.  I'm sure beach communities dress 180* from our local rodeo group.  I live in a community of mostly senior citizens and we all dress modest for the most part.  There are a college girl or two who wear short dresses...with leggings to church...sitting with their deacon dad.  The wife is a high fashion lady also, but usually wears pants.  I was testing the limits the other day myself.  I wore bermuda shorts to the grocery store instead of capris.  I got a look or two. And yes at our local WM, you find shorts so short there is just an inseam and a hem for the legs...they look cute on some figures. I can understand why some private schools require uniforms.
    • LilMommy
      Dress Codes (again)
      I, too, would be interested in exactly what kinds of infractions this student has committed throughout the year.  If they are similar to "her collarbones are showing" I'm wondering if the dress code needs tweaking and whether or not there are similar requirements for the males in the school.  Collarbones are no more sexual than a woman nursing her baby.  I'm aware there are some folks who do find those minor things sexual, but that's their problem.   I could see bringing an officer in if she was flashing people in the hallways, because it would be illegal indecent exposure, but I don't see anywhere in the news where that was the case. I'm all for dress code requirements, especially for examples like Oscars provided above.  I could also be considered a prude because I'm offended by the males who wear their jeans below their rear ends, exposing their boxer shorts.  It's not like they are exposing their private parts, so no laws are broken; I just don't want to see their underwear.     
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