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7 Ways Technology Can Bring and Keep Your Family Closer

Most parents and grandparents can agree that it’s a good idea to set aside technology-free family time. But, at the same time, it’s also helpful to remember all the ways technology can bring families closer. Young people, in particular, filter much of their experiences through their phones, so turning phones off for extended periods of time may actually cause them to feel less connected.

Here are a few ways technology can enhance family togetherness. Whenever possible, use the simplest apps, so as many people as possible can participate.

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Happy Grandparents Day 2019

It’s always a kick to hear what your grandkids think of you or who they think you are. Here are four fun videos with grandmas talking to their grandchildren and asking the question, “If you were a grandparent for a day, what would you do with your grandkids?” We love the kid’s answers, and more than that, we treasure what they have to say. Take a listen…

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Expert Advice for Back to School Time (Grandparent Style)

There’s no doubt that the end of the summer is rather sad. Those lazy days for kids are kind of over and the back to school season can be a tough transition…so, Grandparents, we decided to repost one of our top articles on “Back to School” from child and adolescent therapist, Bonnie Compton.* We think this advice is valuable enough to repeat year after year.

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Artkive

Looking for a great way to preserve all those one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings and art projects that the grandkids have made for you? Here’s a wonderful solution

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The Power of Positive Language

Want to be a better grandparent? We are always working on it – are you? Here’s a little something to think about…
How we express ourselves to our grandchildren, with our words and tone, can often be confusing.

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Children & Sexuality

“We have the opportunity to nurture our children and foster their growth as we learn to let go and allow them to reach their full potential. This is one of the best gifts we can give to our children.”
Excerpt from “Mothering with Courage”, by Bonnie Compton

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In Honor of Earth Day Build a Terrarium with Kids

A terrarium is such a fun and easy way to do something together with a child no matter what age.  When creating a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container, remember, this is a low maintenance project and an easy way to incorporate plants into your home.

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A Great Book for Kids!

Here at Grandparentslink we are always looking for new storybooks to read and share with our viewers, because who doesn’t love cozying up with your grandchild and reading a story together?! (And, it’s a plus when we get to steal them away from their tablets and TV’s) …wouldn’t you agree?

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