Category: Experts Corner

On Your Watch- What Every Grandparents Needs

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders grandparentslink.com

No matter what age a grandchild may be — we can’t stress enough how important it is to have medical information on each child… just in case. And, while this may be everyone’s worst nightmare (i.e. a medical emergency), why not be prepared and have the information on hand so that medical attention isn’t hampered because you ‘just didn’t know’.

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Your Grandchildren’s Food Allergies: A Guide for Grandparents

If you have any experience in the food allergy world, you likely know the uphill battle that adults and children with food allergies, as well as parents of children with food allergies, face when it comes to educating those around you. From scenes in TV and film that make fun of allergic reactions to the “we never had food allergies when we were growing up” attitude (which, by the way, is somewhat true), it’s a challenge to get those around us who do not live with it to understand its severity. An allergen to your grandchild is like kryptonite to Superman. One bite (or less!) of the wrong food can lead to an anaphylactic reaction, which happens quickly and, if not treated right away, is potentially fatal. I will say it again: potentially fatal.

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Yes, Kids Should Help in the House!

It gives them a sense of teamwork and responsibility…

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders Grandparentslink.com

What’s wrong with the kids helping to pick up after themselves and their mess? Our answer: nothing! Engaging in household activities promotes a sense of accomplishment from a child’s perspective such as, “Look what I did!”; and a sense of involvement with purpose, “Can I help?”.

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Eat the Season – Get Your Summer On!

Imagine your perfect summer day, sitting in the back yard with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. The birds are chirping, and you marvel at the beauty of this season. Then, suddenly hunger hits…. you reach into your bag and pull out a thermos of piping hot, simmering, thick tomato soup.  Wait, what?  That doesn’t sound very refreshing.  Because it’s not!  Those warming foods are great for the winter months when our body needs to be cuddled and warmed; however, in summer months the trend for a lighter fare of cooling refreshing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are the flavors of the season that you need to draw upon. 

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10 Reasons to Celebrate Moms

‘A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.’  ~unknown

Mother’s Day is for celebrating and giving way to recognize all kinds of moms: young ones, older ones, some with 10 kids, some with just 1; nonetheless, today is a day to celebrate HER! Don’t waste the opportunity.

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Grandparents Contribute to Children’s Well-being at Any Age

With changing family patterns, increased life expectancy, and growing numbers of two incomes, there are higher rates of family breakdown. Grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. And the definitions of who and what grandparents are has changed over the past decades as well. We grandparents have re-defined ourselves unlike any other generation.

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Sometimes Silence is Golden*

As grandparents, learning how to control the urge to step on toes or overstep boundaries in relationships is an important part of our personal being that can affect every aspect of life and our familial and social relationships. For some people, silence comes naturally. These fortunate individuals know the power of silence and they are comfortable in that silence. However, there are quite a few of us who need to learn the art of practicing silence.

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Get Your Groove On…

Spring into a Healthy You!
a special feature from Debra Orringer*

Finding that we are continuing to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19, some of those beautiful daffodils and tulips that bloom have almost become meaningless as we grapple with new ways to manage and live. Best of all, as we share this experience with one another, we hopefully will soon find all this behind us as we move forward into this spring season.

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Have the Family Become Scientists!

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Let’s face it, kids love science—all types of science. Recently I read an article in Newsala (the online news for kids that I absolutely love) about a company that has devoted their lives to owl vomit, and I was fascinated. And, knowing kids… I knew they would be fascinated too.

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What We See with Our Own Eyes

a special feature from Terri O’Grady Herschman*, Ph.D., LCSW

As a grandmother of 10 and mother of 4 grown adult children, I can honestly say that it has been so very upsetting to see all of my family so fatigued, stressed out, and stretched to the limits due to this environment of Covid. What we have all experienced will undoubtedly resonate for years to come

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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