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.
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.
Reading includes anything from listening to a story being read, listening to a book, reading graphic novels, joke books, Weird but True books, the Lego Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, comic books, or Pokémon and baseball cards.
Children love reading if it is based on their interests. Animals, sharks, Peppa Pig, Star Wars, the Titanic, cars, poetry and more.
We are big fans of children’s books here at Grandparentslink! After all, many a life lesson can be learned in the simplest of ways. Take a look at some of our favorite quotes from children’s books that we still share daily, even in adulthood! We love the idea that maybe as grown-ups, we actually can appreciate and understand the power of these words. Take a look…
an exclusive feature by Sarina Peddy, GPL Executive Assistant and Pre School Teacher*
This era of technology has created a world where two-year-olds use digital devices before they are even out of diapers. People walk with their heads down texting and using their PDA as they navigate the sidewalk, and children are growing up where the art of communication is anything but looking each other in the eye and talking.
Grandparents have a role in the lives of their grandchildren, but what exactly is that role? Let your adult children take the lead and discuss your expectations with them.
Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role — not always appreciated by society — is vitally important in shaping a grandchild’s life. At the end of the day, you and the parents want what’s best for the child. But, as you may discover you don’t always share the same ideology, and you must take a step back and understand that you’ve entered their world, sometimes feeling like a foreign ambassador. And, what you may really need is a handbook for diplomacy!
Ok grandparents… this is it! You’ve been waiting for something that is so special for your grandchild just in time for the holidays, and we got it right here for you. Oh, and did we mention Club Eimmie is perfect for birthdays or just any special day?
Grandparentslink sat down with grandmas and their grandchildren, and here’s a few examples of what went on. Unedited and totally honest, these kids share their insight. This is such a kick! Hold on to your hats… we have lots more videos.
Ok… can you smell it? can you feel it? can you taste it?
‘Tis the season where colors come alive in hues that are awe inspiring. A crisp coolness hits the air, and things look and feel so fresh. Yup, this sure is the season we love here at Grandparentslink! Back by popular demand, our readers have shared with you their 5 favorite features for the fall season. Now, can you say that 5 times as fast?!!