While Thanksgiving quickly brings to mind thoughts of savory turkeys, sweet pies, and other beloved sides that have been associated with this holiday over the years, we believe Thanksgiving is really all about gratitude, plain and simple. Let’s take a mindful moment to stop and think about how truly grateful we all are for all that surrounds us.
There’s a key to opening that door, and it’s not hard to find. It’s your grandchildren!
That’s right, just spending time with your grandkids, if you know how to really BE with them, will make you feel younger and more alive. And for a while, your age will be their age, and their time will be your time.
Ok grandparents… this is it! You’ve been waiting for something that is so special for your grandchild just in time for the holidays, and we got it right here for you. Oh, and did we mention Club Eimmie is perfect for birthdays or just any special day?
Grandparentslink sat down with grandmas and their grandchildren, and here’s a few examples of what went on. Unedited and totally honest, these kids share their insight. This is such a kick! Hold on to your hats… we have lots more videos.
My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We’ve decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight, just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like “But I can’t!” and “It won’t be like it was before!” I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following:
Most parents and grandparents can agree that it’s a good idea to set aside technology-free family time. But, at the same time, it’s also helpful to remember all the ways technology can bring families closer. Young people, in particular, filter much of their experiences through their phones, so turning phones off for extended periods of time may actually cause them to feel less connected.
Here are a few ways technology can enhance family togetherness. Whenever possible, use the simplest apps, so as many people as possible can participate.