Tag: advice

You Ate 54 Cow Brain Tacos in 8 Minutes?

An interview with the World’s Record Competitive Eater, Joey Chestnut
an exclusive feature compiled by Victoria Waller, Ed.D, with questions by Izzy and Sam, 6 years old

I will never, ever be surprised by what children’s passions are. I teach to their passions because when they are interested, they learn. For all parents and grandparents who are home with kids now and want a fun activity to do, find someone the kids are interested in, look up interesting facts about them on the internet and write them a letter. I’ve even had a child write Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic, and he wrote back.

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Being the Best Version of You at Any Age

We think this article is a must read!
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20 Realities You Must Accept Before You Can Truly Live Your Best Life*
1. People come and go.
As I grew older, I realized my circle of friends became smaller. You’ll be so close to one person today, and suddenly you aren’t talking anymore. It’s life. People grow apart rather than grow as a part of you. Accept that and move on. Bringing me to my next point:

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Make it Fun!

Ok, so what kid isn’t picky or turning their heads away at food? The minute you label food as “super healthy” or good for you… kids are immediately turned off. Come on, you know its true!

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Carpe Diem…

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on where have all my years gone? They say that time moves faster the older you get. I never really believed that until I started getting older! I’m acutely aware that I have fewer years ahead of me than behind me and I want to savor every moment. How do I want to be and what do I want to do with my “one wild and precious life” as expressed by the poet Mary Oliver.

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Back by Popular Demand… Our Emergency Form Every Grandparent Should Have

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

A little reminder…

There is nothing worse than not being prepared when a medical emergency happens on your watch with the grandchildren. Keeping information readily available in the event of an ‘occurrence’, puts you one step ahead and acting swiftly in a smart, educated manner when it comes to your grandchildren’s health and treatment.

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Create Your Very Own Cereal

A great DIY project full of total fun…
an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller Ed.D.*

Everybody loves cereal. Many adults love healthy cereals, but kids love sugary cereals that their parents rarely buy! Usually it’s a “treat.” Here is a fun activity to allow your grandchild (or child) to create the cereal “they wish they could have.”

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Open Your Mind…

It’s a topic likely to make younger people squirm, but elder sex is having a moment, following a breakthrough British study showing that physical intimacy is still important to many seniors. Helloooo! Research shows that as we all age, it’s a lot of fun and good for your health to just not ‘sweat all the little stuff’… after all, we did that when we were young! Here are some great tips to keep you on your toes, healthy, happy, and getting your groove on!*

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School’s in Session — Coping with Distance Learning

It has been a challenging time for parents, grandparents, and children during the Covid-19 crisis. Children and adults feel the isolation from family and friends and the security of attending school. Distance learning has become the norm. Teachers are trying to figure out how to teach without having the children in school and parents have had to adjust to being 24-hour parents, a teacher, a friend, working from home, and keeping it all together physically and emotionally. Your adult children may have asked for your help as they work from home. Not all of us are in the same city and can help, but if you are close by and can assist, here are some good pointers both for you and your grandchild’s parents.

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How to Handle the Anger

We know as adults, anger is often a feeling one can’t escape. It’s an important dimension to seriously take a look at when it comes to children, and we think this is a relevant and urgent read. And, while we are ‘grandparenting,’ this article presents interesting assessments of the world of children and their behaviors. Whether we have already done all the ‘parenting’ years ago ourselves, we are never too experienced or the wiser to read more about such a subject. This is a great article to share…

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Great Advice!

Three ideas to keep in mind…*
A little bit of mindfulness can go a long way, and as a grandparent you have a choice to learn how to do exactly that and take stock of what is really important.

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Abraham Lincoln

Positive thinking can be a challenge because our brains are wired to focus on negativity. By being in the moment and acknowledging good things as they are happening, we become more optimistic, resilient and confident. We actually can change our brains and our lives, and those of our grandchildren
…but it takes regular practice and commitment.

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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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