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Get Outside with The Family This Fall!

Here at GPL we are firm believers that the more outside activity we get, the happier we all will be! This is why we are always looking for ways to encourage those digital screen addicted grandchildren out of the house! We put together this list of easy, fun ways to get the entire family outside this fall! Remember to send us any of your family’s fall traditions or activities:
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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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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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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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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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