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Can You Talk to Your Daughter-in-Law?*

With the onset of a New Year and possibly looking back upon the holiday time, many family issues may have been illuminated during this hectic time. Here is a wonderful take on just that…

Communication with adult children can be challenging. Communication with adult children-in-law can be even more challenging. And communication with your daughter-in-law can be the most challenging of all.

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Self-Reflection in the New Year

a special feature from Bonnie Compton, Parent Coach & Child /Adolescent Therapist*
It’s a new year and hopefully a chance for a clean slate. Does that thought excite or terrify you? Often when we think of the New Year, we think of New Year Resolutions—commitments we make to better ourselves. However, there can be heaviness associated with New Year’s resolutions. You tell yourself, “I’m going to lose 10 pounds” (while your internal dialogue says: “Why do I continue to eat mindlessly, grabbing that last piece of cake…what is wrong with me?”)— or, “I’m going to exercise 5 days per week.” (Internal dialogue says: “I said the same thing last year and that didn’t happen! This year, I’m really going to do it…I can’t let myself fail this time!”)

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On A Serious Note…

Holiday time often means that we are pondering some of the ‘best’ of the best ideas in gift giving. None of us as grandparents are foreign to this idea- right? After all, it’s what makes us ‘GRAND’ parents.

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Simple Rules to Live By for a Better You!

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders

Nothing is more important than spending time with family and friends. Here are simple things you should never give up, so you can be the best version of you at all times and never miss out on the moments that really matter.

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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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Finding Meaning in The Mundane

At the very moment we wake in the morning, human nature is establishing our perspective on the day ahead. It’s almost like a blinking light that goes off and sets us up for the hours moving forward. The humdrum of daily repetition can make it easy to slip into the lull of autopilot without taking control of where and what can be. But, if we are willing to give ourselves a gentle little shake, to become truly awake to the day’s possibilities, we can instead notice all the goodness hiding in plain sight.

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7 Ways We Can Help Children Evolve

As grandparents, it is our job to love and support our grandchildren and children through their struggles, but to refrain from solving their problems for them. (No matter how much we are tempted.). In doing so, we equip them with insight from their struggles and failures in order to become stronger. Our goal as grandparents and parents is to encourage our children to think as big as they can, work for nothing less than the best, to have courage and, most importantly, to be kind! Grandparenting is all about contributing to the evolution of relationships.

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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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