Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW
Posts by Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW
Grandparents tired of pandemic video calls are eager to hug grandchildren, and as seniors receive COVID-19 vaccinations, many want to know what their vaccination status means with regard to family and friends. Here are responses to some common questions.
Almost a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly altered our lives. For grandparents, marking this anniversary with their grandchildren can help them make sense of what they have been through. Start by asking simple questions.
Since children’s memories of the pandemic are likely to fade, or be forgotten entirely, grandparents have the opportunity to offer them a legacy of sorts by making the effort to record their own personal thoughts about their experiences during this time.
As the pandemic reshaped lives in March, grandparents had to take heightened safety precautions around seeing their children and grandchildren. With fall here and winter on the way, basic preventive steps have not changed, but some grandparents are finding they need to balance rewards and risk, and that conversations with family members about expectations need to be ongoing.
As parents grapple with school and daycare closings prompted by coronavirus, grandparents have questions about helping with child care and whether they can safely spend time with their grandchildren.
What prompts a woman to become a surrogate or gestational carrier, carrying a child for people she may not know? The answers seem straightforward in some instances and more complex in others.
If you have a child and wish for more but are struggling with fertility issues, you may have many feelings and concerns. Here are some steps and strategies you may find helpful.
Parents of adult children who are struggling with infertility experience complicated feelings, both for what their child is going through and for themselves. Knowing how to deal with these feelings can make the situation easier for everyone involved.
Managing hope is a major challenge during fertility treatment. Sometimes people wonder whether being positive or hopeful affects outcomes. Yet balancing optimism and caution isn’t simple and is for each individual to decide.
Readily available DNA testing unexpectedly changed some family trees. But people who grew up knowing –– or recently learned –– they were donor-conceived may have differing reasons for wanting to better understand their personal stories.