Tag: children

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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Ultimate Kid Fun – Build Your Own Fort!

So, it’s one of those days… maybe rainy, maybe dreary, or a chill is in the summer air; there’s nothing better than curling up with a book on the couch and relaxing. That is, unless you have a few rambunctious kids who feel cooped up indoors. Standard indoor activities like coloring and playing board games can only be fun for so long.

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8 Ways to Fill Up Your Beach Bag

Our must-have essentials!

It’s that time of year again when the first warm day comes, and you throw your flip-flops on ready for the beach! We love sharing some of our beach bag essentials for you all because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a well-prepared beach day?!

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Have You Ever Made a Book Out of Cheese or Ice Cream, Ketchup Packets, Ham, or Dollar Bills?

Well, artist Ben Denzer has! And you can too, with your grandchild…well, maybe not cheese or ham!

The Week Junior (the best magazine for kids that has ever been published) in their December, 2020 issue had an article about Ben Denzer, an artist and designer who makes books: tiny books, big books, thin books and books with pages made out of cheese, meat, dollar bills, ketchup packets, toilet paper and even ice cream. My students and grandkids were fascinated. And so was I!

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Grandparents Contribute to Children’s Well-being at Any Age

With changing family patterns, increased life expectancy, and growing numbers of two incomes, there are higher rates of family breakdown. Grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. And the definitions of who and what grandparents are has changed over the past decades as well. We grandparents have re-defined ourselves unlike any other generation.

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The Truth About Lies*

Being honest is a characteristic quality that everyone hopes will be displayed by those in their lives, and we especially hope this will be a quality our children will embrace. Even those little white lies are lies, especially in situations where it can harm someone or something. Lies can only lead to bigger trouble, in many cases, and even though we want to think our children would never lie to us, they will, at least once in a while.

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Have the Family Become Scientists!

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Let’s face it, kids love science—all types of science. Recently I read an article in Newsala (the online news for kids that I absolutely love) about a company that has devoted their lives to owl vomit, and I was fascinated. And, knowing kids… I knew they would be fascinated too.

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What We See with Our Own Eyes

a special feature from Terri O’Grady Herschman*, Ph.D., LCSW

As a grandmother of 10 and mother of 4 grown adult children, I can honestly say that it has been so very upsetting to see all of my family so fatigued, stressed out, and stretched to the limits due to this environment of Covid. What we have all experienced will undoubtedly resonate for years to come

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In Good Company!

Hey, did you know there’s over 1 billion grandparents out there? Astounding right? Yup, it sure is -we are a strong force, one that promotes the foundation for future generations to learn from. Our stories are important, our voices are relevant! We are strong, we are active, and we are pretty Grand!

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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