Peek Inside The Book

But being who I truly am, when Grace is not looking, I begin to take her dolls and hide them behind the chair.

Author Gramps Jeffrey

Peak Inside The Book

But being who I truly am, when Grace is not looking, I begin to take her dolls and hide them behind the chair.

Author Gramps Jeffrey
About me

Gramps Jeffrey has 4 kids and 6 grandchildren and looks at how the kids are growing up as a baby boomer trying tounderstand how the world has evolved since he was 3 years old. As the author of the acclaimed business book “TheSecrets of Retailing…How to Beat Walmart” and a contributor to The Huffington Post of over 100 articles on how to help the nonprofit world and also help grow small businesses, Gramps’ commentary is quite timely in the challenging world we live in.

“And Mommy looks at me like today will be my last day alive.” When does a toddler start to learn right from wrong? What happens in a family that influences a decision going through a young mind? This book explores the interaction between family that is happening in just about every household in the world.

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“And Mommy looks at me like today will be my last day alive.” When does a toddler start to learn right from wrong? What happens in a family that influences a decision going through a young mind? This book explores the interaction between family that is happening in just about every household in the world.

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"I Don't Want to Turn 3" children's book awarded with "Prestigious Mom's Choice Award"

Filled with soft illustrations, I Don’t Want to Turn 3 takes the reader on an insightful and positive way to teach honesty and values while growing older.

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I Don't Want To Turn 3

What goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand? When does a toddler understand the difference between “me” and “us”? This book explores.



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The Secrets Of Retailing

In "Secrets of Retail," Joseph shares practical, "been there, done that" advice on everything from the psychology of buying to hiring employees and working successfully with vendors and promoters.

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I Don't Want To Turn 3

What goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand? When does a toddler understand the difference between “me” and “us”? This book explores.


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The Secrets Of Retailing

n "Secrets of Retail," Joseph shares practical, "been there, done that" advice on everything from the psychology of buying to hiring employees and working successfully with vendors and promoters.


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I Don't Want To Turn 3

Welcome to Jordan’s World

Then all of a sudden Olivia screams “what are my dancing shoes doing in Jordan’s room?” The entire family runs to my private bedroom and Jackson yells “my dinosaurs” and Levi shrieks “my sea creatures” and Baker bawls “truck” and Grace cries “my dolls”. And Mommy looks at me like today will be my last day alive. What goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand?

The Secrets Of Retailing

Welcome to Jordan’s World

In “Secrets of Retail,” Joseph shares practical, “been there, done that” advice on everything from the psychology of buying to hiring employees and working successfully with vendors and promoters. This invaluable book provides expert advice for small retailers, including a step-by-step guide to competing against Wal-Mart and other major chains, how to manage day-to-day operations and procedures (“retail detail”) easily and effectively, and how to ensure profits. Joseph covers all the nuts and bolts of setting up shop and building your business, including

The Secrets Of Retailing

Welcome to Jordan’s World

In “Secrets of Retail,” Joseph shares practical, “been there, done that” advice on everything from the psychology of buying to hiring employees and working successfully with vendors and promoters. This invaluable book provides expert advice for small retailers, including a step-by-step guide to competing against Wal-Mart and other major chains, how to manage day-to-day operations and procedures (“retail detail”) easily and effectively, and how to ensure profits. Joseph covers all the nuts and bolts of setting up shop and building your business, including

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In a world filled with fleeting moments and transient experiences, the concept of legacy stands as a testament to the enduring impact individuals can have on society. But do we really need to leave a legacy? According to the Population Reference Bureau, 117 billion members of our species have been born on Earth since the beginning of time. How many of these do you actually remember?
In order to create a powerful legacy, you first need to decide what contribution you want to make to this world. Just imagine that you are attending your own funeral. What would you want your family and friends to say about you and how you lived your life?
Growing older is a natural part of life’s journey, yet for many, it comes with a sense of loneliness. When we were kids, teenagers, and young adults, we often determined our self-worth by the number of friends we had in our circle. As we begin to get older, we may prefer having fewer, but closer friends with more meaningful connections sharing the same hobbies, philosophies, and likes.
There are close to 10,000 senior centers scattered throughout the USA, serving 1 million people each day. Senior centers can provide transportation services, employment assistance, volunteer opportunities, and fun group events like bridge and arts & crafts.
Since the beginning of America, we have been a very giving people. Starting with the Pilgrims in 1630, neighbors relied on each other to survive the harsh winters. The settlers raised each other’s barns, hosted quilting bees for the community, and built common areas in their towns.
More than 200 years ago, Ben Franklin felt that the average citizen must share in a commitment to the greater good of their community and their country.
According to The Washington Post, our teacher shortage has grown 35% in the 37 states they monitor to over 49,000 vacancies. For example, Arizona has 2,890 openings, more than 1,000 from the previous year.
Retirement is not merely a matter of financial preparation, but also an emotional and psychological journey. The challenges we face are not only adjusting to a new routine but dealing with the feelings of purposelessness, how to overcome boredom and restlessness, and managing potential financial constraints.
According to the United States Census, 1 in 6 people in the United States are 65 and older. That compares to 1 in 20, a hundred years ago back in 1920. Social Security benefits are received by 48.6 million Americans. 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 each day.
Retirement is not merely a matter of financial preparation, but also an emotional and psychological journey. The challenges we face are not only adjusting to a new routine but dealing with the feelings of purposelessness, how to overcome boredom and restlessness, and managing potential financial constraints.
As parents and educators, we often find ourselves wondering, “Why do kids struggle in school?” This question has been a topic of concern and discussion for generations. Every child is unique, and their struggles in the academic environment can stem from various factors. But a factor that has affected most kids today is the untimely pandemic that kept them out of school.
Children may face various challenges that lead to struggles in school. Understanding the reasons behind these difficulties is the first step towards providing the necessary support and interventions.
According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), only a third of 10-year-olds globally are able to read and understand a simple written story, which means that 64% are unable to cover the minimum proficiency in reading comprehension. This is up from 52% pre-pandemic. Obviously not going to school during the pandemic interfered with the student’s reading fluency which is fundamental for academic development because the reading you learn in second and third grade is crucial as students read to learn about other subjects as they make their way into later grades.
Reading plays a vital role in a child’s overall development. It enhances vocabulary, improves critical thinking skills, sparks creativity, and fosters empathy.
From 1900-1930, the divorce rate in the USA was 1.1 out of 1,000 Americans. In the 1970’s it was 4, while in the 1980’s it was 5. Baby Boomers became the most divorced generation in USA history. Luckily today in 2022, the rate has dropped to 2.3 per 1,000 Americans. Perhaps the Baby Boomers’ children did learn from the mistakes of their parents. But the impact on all of our kids is the same, no matter what generation experienced divorce in their family.
Memory enhancement plays a vital role in maintaining a high quality of life for seniors. Let’s explore effective methods to boost memory in older adults.
My wife and I many times look at each other and say, “Why can’t I remember her name, or where actually did I put down my phone”. Memory loss is a common concern among seniors, and we are always looking for ways to improve our cognitive function and somehow enhance our memory.
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Every month of the year has pet awareness events. For instance, June is National Adopt a cat month, it is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, and National pet preparedness month. June also has National hug your cat day, International Corgi Day, World Pet Memorial Day, National take your cat to work day, Ugliest dog day and take your dog to work day. Why do we care about animals to give them so much attention?
We know the medical reasons for a pet, but what about the psychological advantages?
Baby Boomers think that we are the best generation to come along in this great country of ours. We have been running the government for the last 6 years and look at the chaos we have created. Our children are dying in record numbers from this opioid overdose epidemic and what have we done to fix this issue? And our fellow Baby Boomers are homeless in record numbers…
Our government cannot solve this issue that should haunt all of us, alone. It takes a web of city agencies, nonprofits, and religious institutions to concentrate on treating and helping the baby boomers who are in trouble.
In today’s world of instant information, uncertainty, cruelty, and differences in ideas, what is the true role of parents? Obviously, parents provide their children with food, clothing, and a place to live. They also are to provide financial support, medical care, and the opportunity to receive an education. And they are to protect their children from harm and provide them with a safe environment that includes supervision and control of any situation.
So, the real question becomes, in today’s hectic world, how can a parent juggle everything to even come close to instilling these traits into this newest generation? Is it even possible to raise a “normal” kid with everything going on in this country and the world?
We may want to rush to judgement and say “what is wrong with our baby boomer generation” that they are not involved in wanting to raise this next greatest generation. But many of these broken relationships may not be caused entirely by the grandparents.
While grandparents are crucial in a grandchild’s development, grandparents can also cause a strained relationship with the kid’s parents. They can facilitate dividing spouses and can cause generational anxiety.
We hold this space as an opportunity to showcase those people we encounter now and then who simply show up every day with a radiant, uplifting spirit coupled with a genuine willingness to give back. That said, as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of this award-winning global media digest and CEO/ReImaginator for 360° Nation, I was delighted to have the opportunity to get better acquainted with Marc Joseph, Co-Founder of BabyBoomer.org, whose mission is to be part of Boomers’ daily lives – not only to help them find what they need but also enrich their lives and find new friends with similar interests

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

~Fred Rogers

Gramps Jeffrey: Too Many Grandparents Just Don’t Care

According to an often-quoted sociology study, “Grandparents and Family Crisis,” by Cherin & Furstenberg, 30% of grandparents are classified as being “remote.” The remote definition of these almost one out of every three grandparents essentially means that they rarely see their grandchildren
This sweet picture book is author Gramps Jeffrey’s first. He wrote it after having the opportunity to spend more time with his grandkids during the past year’s pandemic.

I interviewed children’s author Gramps Jeffrey

Gramps Jeffrey’s children’s book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”, explores what goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand. It is based on the true experiences he has had with his 6 grandchildren that were born 2 each to his 3 Millennial daughters.

I will be taking over the radio program, Joy on Paper, on June 14th and would love to have you as a guest during that day. Please let me know if you would be interested in appearing on the program that day.

Listen to Davon’s interview with Gramps Jeffrey on June 14, 2022.
In the early days of the pandemic, four of Marc Joseph’s grandchildren, along with their parents, came from Austin and Orlando to live with him and his wife, Cathy, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Today’s episode is with Gramps Jeffrey as he uses his book, “I don’t want to turn 3” to help young children with responsibilities and social interaction. His first book, “The Secrets of Retailing…How To Beat Walmart” was written to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. Here is a little more information about his book: Marc Joseph BookArianna Huffington read his book and then asked him to become a contributor to The Huffington Post.

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Susan Brender discusses the Baby Boomer Generation, with two leading voices of – The Baby Boomer Generation. The Guest – Anne Holmes, is the ” Boomer-In-Chief,” of the National Association of Baby Boomer Woman. Susan Brender conducted the interview in collaboration with Author Gramps Jeffrey, Author of the award-winning book– “I Don’t Want to Turn 3.”

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