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What Grandparents Give to Healthy Relationships with Grandkids

a special feature from Kay Ziplow and Leslie Zinberg, founders of grandparentslink

Grandparenting- it’s an adrenaline shot of extra energy that is restorative, an option to bring out the youthfulness in your life. Most importantly, being a grandparent gives us purpose. Protect yourself against depression, boost your brain function (you’ve got to be on your toes!), and make sure to take care of your body so that you will get to enjoy the love from your grandchildren for many years to come!

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Be the Best Babysitting Grandparent Ever!

Who doesn’t absolutely adore those precious moments as grandparents where we are passed the baton from our children to spend time with our grandchildren one on one?! However, sometimes we don’t think of every little detail that might make those parents feel more comfortable leaving their little ones. In finding the perfect balance between delighting our grandchildren and pleasing their parents, we are put to the challenge. Here are 5 tips to be the best babysitting grandparent… EVER!

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Connecting with Teenage Grandchildren

When your grandchildren were toddlers, they lit up your world, and when they were kids, they wanted to spend hours and hours at your house with you.  Now that they’ve grown up into teenagers it can be tougher to connect. While teens can be a little harder to converse with, often preferring their peers to their elders, it’s not impossible. You just have to find some one-on-one time and a little common ground.

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Best Kids’ Sites We Love!

We all know that kids (and adults!) are addicted to screen time. What’s important is for us to provide our grandchildren with online platforms that are appropriate for them.

With parental supervision and guidance, you can keep your kids safe online. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all for children under two, and one to two hours a day for those older. So, which sites should kids visit during their allotted time? Young ones will undoubtedly race to seek out their pals from that other screen—the television—or get right to gaming. Their choices might make you cringe. We’ve found eight sites where kids can catch up with favorite characters, play a few games, and expand their horizons.

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Have You Been Good to Yourself?

It’s the summer season filled with an abundance of sunshine and fresh air, so we ask, what makes this time of the year extra special for you? After all, we have collectively lost so much time traversing and dealing with the continuing pandemic in our lives.  Now more than ever, it’s important to take charge and do something you haven’t been able to access or enjoy for yourself.   Doing something to fulfill your needs is as important as knowing there is a sun-up and sundown every day of our lives. Take a moment and do something for you- yes, YOU!

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Finding Common Ground for Healthy Living

When we age, well, so do our metabolisms, and as a result- our bodies tend to change.  It’s an amazing metamorphosis that can take its toll on us if we are not mindful and interested in our own well-being as we age. Rather than not take notice, there are healthful foods and ideologies to boost you. By maintaining a balanced eating pattern that emphasizes key nutrients, we can improve our odds of healthy aging to continue living a dynamic, active lifestyle. Remember- it’s never too late.

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So Much Fun! Three Summer Crafts for the Grandkids

1. Ice Pop Painting

What’s better than a craft activity to cool off the kids on a hot summer day? The Ice Pop Painting craft is both fun and refreshing! You probably already have the ingredients on hand: a few drops of food coloring, water, an ice cube tray, and a few short popsicle sticks. Even better, the kids can get multiple entertaining activities out of this craft.

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Fun Summer Ideas for The Kids!

If you’re feeling like you’re fresh out of ideas for ways to keep those ever- changing grandchildren entertained this summer well, you’re in luck! We have compiled a list of 5 fun ideas to do with your families this summer! 

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A Screen Time Out

5 Simple Suggestions

As grandparents we lead by example. Keeping kids engaged and interested (no matter what age), doesn’t mean that we spend our time together being on the screens…especially if we can be together. Sometimes it’s a great idea just to use the ‘old-fashioned way’ of thinking of something to do without all the devices (except the camera for a photo-worthy moment!). We say: put down the devices!

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3 Fun Projects for a Rainy Day with the Grandkids!

Whenever Mother Nature poses a challenge for us to be outside where the kids most want to be, we’ve got to be quick thinkers to come up with other ideas for fun. Being stuck inside often echoes kids saying, “I’m bored.” So, if you’re out of ideas after a few minutes, you’ve come to the right place.

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10 Great Things to Do Because Yes, it’s Spring!

Spring is all about getting a fresh start. Trees get leaves again, flowers start to bloom, and the weather finally begins to pick back up. It’s the perfect time to get outside and get active before the temperatures become unbearable and all you are searching for is air conditioning and a cocktail! So, grab your family and check out our top 10 things to do, because it’s Spring!*

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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Get up close and personal with Leslie & Kay, founders of Grandparentslink.com, in this live radio interview with #Grand radio.
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