Tag: advice

Creating the Togetherness of It All

Everyone is just breathless, simply breathless regarding this pandemic of COVID-19. Our conversations have such urgency, and our tone that we use with one another is one of anxiety, uncertainly and stress.

I myself found that I am definitely more on edge, more cautious than ever before, with more sleepless nights worrying about when this will all be over. But the one thing I do know, is that I have personally witnessed a depth of kindness even if it is sharing toilet paper packages with a neighbor, or shopping for someone less able-bodied than myself or more at risk. Whatever the case, I know that we will have many stories and experiences to share once this is all behind us.
No doubt you would agree, and none of the above can come soon enough. We all hope the switch gets flipped soon.

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You are home. Your grandkids are home. We have suggestions for you all…

We are grandparents; however, right now, we are not necessarily in charge of our grandchildren, because we are the ones who are the most at risk. It’s hard to believe that we are the “elders” (not a word we love!), and that we have to be more than careful. In light of that, Grandparentslink has found online programs and websites to enhance the at-home experience for our grandchildren and for us. Pass this information on to your children so they can share with the grandkids. And, pick out the ones you might like for yourselves. After all, we’re in this together.

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Summer Camp & Children

Okay, so we get to the point where our grandchildren are ready for a bigger step as they mature in to young individuals. For many, this means it’s time to consider summer camp (overnight and sleepaway). Although, as grandparents, we are not responsible for making decisions about the grandchildren and their camps, often times it does become a family discussion. Given all the factors that create the right experience and right match for kids, we think it may be a good idea to choose a professional who can help facilitate parents in making the right match for a prospective camper. Summer 365 is one of the premier counseling destinations who offer such a service.

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Your Guide to a Better and More Restful Sleep

Whether you’re 26 or 62, a restful night of sleep for many people is as unusual as catching a three-headed fish. Okay, maybe that’s not the best of examples, but let’s face it… there’s truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal exhaustion (or diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease- all conditions for which chronic sleep deficits can raise the risk). We’ve rounded up the most common sleep sappers that affect us all in life, plus expert tips for coping.
Go on and catch up on those long lost zzz’s.

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Grandparents with Empty Nest Syndrome

it’s a real thing…
As a grandparent seeing our grandchildren from birth to mature years enriches our lives and we happily share many great adventures and milestones along the way. When the time comes to further their studies or fly the nest, do grandparents genuinely feel a true sense of loss? Oh yes, we do!

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Back by Popular Demand… GRANDparenting Rocks!

The role of being a grandparent is quite possibly one of the best adventures of life! Maybe you’ve longed to be a grandparent and now the time has finally come, or you might already be deep in the trenches. Wherever you are in your journey, it’s always a good idea to step back and explore yourself as a grandparent.

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How to Stock Your Fridge (and Pantry!) When Your Grandkids Come to Visit

A little advice from nutrition expert Jodi Greebel will definitely keep you in the know!
Are the grandkids coming to visit and not sure what foods to buy? Don’t panic and don’t worry- we have you covered! Likely your grandkids eat differently than the way you fed your own kids. That likely means more snacking, no drinking juice, more concern about ingredients, food colorings, preservatives, organic foods, allergies and more. So, rather than trying to figure out what to buy, use this list below to help guide you. Below are some great staples to have at home that work with even the pickiest of eaters.

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5 Tips for Nurturing Your Relationship with Grandchildren as They Grow

Are your grandkids getting older (yeah, they seem to do that!)? Well, no doubt you may be missing those sweet snuggles, silly games or their big bear hugs and kisses they frequently gave you.

They no longer need you to help manage their schedule, fix their PB & J’s (not forgetting to cut off the crust), or put a cute band aid on their boo boo.

You may feel you’re no longer “needed” but that is so NOT true! They need you more than ever, but in a different way.

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From a Parent’s Point of View: The Perils of Technology

an exclusive feature for grandparentslink.com*

There are so many wonderful things technology has done for us living in this modern world.
Staying connected and maintaining relationships is the most influential and tangible way technology impacts current and future generations. Many years ago, for instance, if a family moved, a child did not have an easy way to keep in touch with the friends he/she left behind. Times have changed. Our kids’ generation has the opportunity to never lose touch with any friends or acquaintances. Without missing a beat, they are incredibly savvy with their iPad and multiple devices. At an early age, they have the benefit of interacting with classmates, friends, and family. Those little hands move faster over their personal devices than the teeth they are supposed to brush! Think about it; do you ever delete a contact from your phone? I bet the answer is never!

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It’s A New Year – Is It A New You?

11 Ways Anyone Can Change Their Life–at Any Age

We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad. When the bad ones come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: to choose to stay stuck, or to turn the ship around. It’s up to us to choose.

You may be feeling you’re too old to make significant changes in your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always turn your life around. Even people in the final months and years of their lives can start in new directions. Who knows how far any of us will get down the path?

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