Press for Books by Dr. Karen Rancourt

Press for books by Dr. Karen Rancourt, including Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Helping Young Parents and Grandparents Deal with Thorny Issues and Ask Dr. Gramma Karen, Volume II: Savvy Advice to Soothe Parent-Grandparent Conflicts.


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“This is a STAND OUT book and for this reason I am delighted to announce that Dr. Rancourt is writing the Foreword for my upcoming book, Being a Distance Son or Daughter – a Book for ALL Generations. Karen’s relationship book is the culmination of decades of work, research and book writing supporting parents/grandparents and their adult children (and vice versa). Karen is the most amazing fountain of wisdom and I can honestly say that everyone should read It’s All About Relationships.

What I like most is that each time Karen presents a tricky issue scenario within a family or at work, she first explains there are many ways to deal with it (and all can be right) but, she ALSO gives you the likely outcome of each option. That is powerful and it takes years of experience learning how people tick, to be able to make these predictions. At a glance, the reader can see her predictions are likely 100% correct.  The key to everything we do in life is relationships whether they are at a distance or down the road. We can always improve.”

— Helen Ellis, November 2021, author of Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)

“Knowing how to navigate relationships is so important, and it’s not taught in schools nor is it given enough focus in many company professional development programs. One of my favorite books from 2019 was It’s All About Relationships by Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.. This is one for the reference shelf — well-written and incredibly practical for both professional and personal relationships.”

— Caroline Ceniza-Levine, March 2019, Senior Contributor, Forbes

Forbes, contributor Caroline Ceniza-Levine, “For Career And Life Success It’s All About Relationships,” March 20, 2019

GRAND Magazine, “A Winner of GRAND Magazine’s 2016 Best Books for New GRANDparents Award,” June 13, 2016

GaGa Sisterhood, “GaGa Sisterhood’s list of 13 best books for new grandparents,” June 13, 2016

GRAND Magazine, “Summer Reads You’ll Love,” July-August 2015

GaGa Sisterhood, “Ask Dr. Gramma Karen Offers Advice for Moms and Grandmas,” March 26, 2014


“Maintaining Relationships Amidst Social Distancing”
Webinar: An Interview with Dr. Karen Rancourt
Conducted by Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Co-Founder of Six Figure Start. April 8, 2020

“Conversations with Grandmas,” hosted by Donne Davis. In this interview Dr. Rancourt and Donne Davis talk about some of the common challenges facing modern grandmas and how Dr. Rancourt puts those columns together for her advice column on Aired November 3, 2016.

VoiceAmerica Business Channel, “Turn the Page,” hosted by Hemda Mizrahi. In this episode, At Home or At Work: It’s All About Relationships, Dr. Rancourt discusses a framework for better understanding and managing critical aspects of important relationships. Aired October 16, 2015.

Zoomer Radio, 740 AM / 96.7 FM. Host Libby Znaimer talks to multi-generational expert and author Dr. Karen Rancourt to get some tips. Aired July 25, 2015. (Segment with Dr. Rancourt runs 10:16 through 16:22)

Mommybites Blog Talk Radio Show. In “Effective Parenting for Parents of Advantaged Children,” Dr. Rancourt co-presents and discusses the unique and counter-intuitive challenges financially comfortable parents face, especially during their children’s pre- and teen years. Aired November 29, 2011.


Webbybites/Mommybites Parenting Series, “Allowances and Other Money Matters,” 2010. (Viewers’ Notes for Video)

Webbybites/Mommybites Parenting Series, “Using Village Helpers to Teach Discipline,” 2010. (Viewers Notes for Video)


Interview: “Building a Solid Relationships With Your Grandchildren Starts With Their Parents,” Monterey Bay Parent, September 2022 Issue, Page 25

“Not wearing a mask in my condo? You’ll hear from me,” Op-Ed, The Sun Sentinel, August 24, 2020

“Real-Time Coaching in Action,” Worldwide Coaching Magazine, June 2020

“I volunteered to sign up new voters to better our democracy for our grandkids,” Op-Ed, The Sun Sentinel, December 2, 2019

“10 Best Reads of 2019,” Forbes Contributor Caroline Ceniza-Levine , November 2019

GRAND Magazine, selected as a special book in “For the Love of Books”, May/June 2019

Life Is Full of Sweet Spots, blogger Mary O’Connor quotes Dr. Rancourt on Relationships, May 2019

GaGa Sisterhood founder Donne Davis talks about the inspiration she gets from Dr. Gramma Karen, “What Grandmas Want from Moms.” November 7, 2016

GRAND Magazine, “GaGaSisterhood Interview with Dr. Gramma Karen,” Posted by GRAND Magazine Co-Founder and CEO Christine Crosby. November 8, 2016

New York Family, “Grand Advice,” Who better than a loving grandmother with a Ph.D in child development to write a popular column about thorny issues between parents and grandparents. December 1, 2015

New York Family, “It’s Not About The Cookie,” Grandparent guru Dr. Karen Rancourt shares advice for achieving peace and harmony in parent-grandparent relationships. June 22, 2015

Huff Post Money, “The Secret Word to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids,”  November 15, 2013

Psychology Today, “Stress Shouldn’t Be a Holiday Tradition,” Give Up ‘Same Old, Same Old’ Traditions to Minimize Exhaustion and Frustration. November 11, 2013

Women & Co., sponsored by Citibank (website is now retired), “Gifts and Your Child: 6 Guidelines for Parents,” December 10, 2012

New York Family, “Enough Already!” When Does Generosity Become Overindulgence? November 22, 2010

Bloomberg Business, “Boosting Kids’ Financial IQ,” by David Bogoslaw, July 22, 2009 (Dr. Rancourt is referenced as a subject matter expert.)