Tag: family

Humans Aren’t the Only Mammals Who Rely on Grandmothers to Babysit

We know grandparenting is a valuable resource for each generation because grandparents bring a dimension of life and experience; and link to our cultural and physical environment.  Now, a new study draws an interesting parallel to the benefits of ‘grandmothering Orca style’.

Grandmothers have been helping the human race to survive, and now we know the same is true for Orca whales. 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Take a moment to let the Dads in your life know they are truly cherished…

a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, Founders of Grandparentslink.com

A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
~unknown

What a wonderful way to celebrate – let’s give all the men in our lives a big high five and some special attention today! This is their day to be recognized, to be acknowledged and to well, maybe get a free pass and kick back and lie down in the backyard all day doing just nothing.

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A Terrific Grandchild-Grandparent Activity for Right Now

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller Ed.D.*

Connecting a child to his/her grandparent(s) by doing an oral history of them is probably one of the most wonderful activities a grandchild can do with grandparents. It can be done easily by having your grandchild make up questions (or use the ones here) to interview you about your life starting when you were a child. I’m sure they will find out all kinds of facts about you that even their own parents don’t know.

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Create a Memorable Memorial Day

While for so many, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick–off for the “summer season,” it is a very serious holiday, and we feel like it’s a great opportunity to let family and friends, and kids know what it’s all about.

Memorial Day is a time to honor members of the armed forces who have given their lives in service to our country. It also means an extra day to spend time with family—but how? Try one of these family friendly and kid-approved ways to enjoy your time. Create your own tradition this holiday! Plus, we’ve passed along some of our favorite little recipes to enjoy.

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It’s Our April Giveaway with PrintArtKids

Win this gift certificate (valued at $40) just in time for the perfect Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, or any ‘day’ celebration! Do you have loads of homemade art masterpieces your grandchildren have gifted you over the years, (or in the past few weeks!), but don’t know what to do with it all? PrintArtKids is a great modern answer to this (!) that extends way beyond the refrigerator. Perhaps you want to gift someone’s artwork and make it into something they keep as well. Even kids would love this as a gift to them – the possibilities are endless. This is definitely a thumbs up.

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Looking Inside (all around me that is)

a special feature from co-founder Kay Ziplow

So now that it’s been several weeks of a state ordered ‘stay – in -place’, I find that with relatively much imagination, a sense of humor, and a real thirst for finding the glass half full…I am less worried about myself than all the other things I have no control over. After all, as I think most of you would agree…why get angry when anger does no good?

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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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Halloween Fun for the Entire Family!

No matter what age you are, Halloween is super fun to celebrate. There’s so much more to Halloween than just trick-or-treating! Make Halloween special for your family this year by creating some fun new traditions that adults and kids will love. Here are five Halloween activities for everyone to enjoy!

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Fall

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?!!

All you gotta do is click…

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Fun in the Fall

Fall is such an exciting season with the weather getting cooler and the leaves turning beautiful colors. There are so many fun fall activities to do with kids so take a look at this list of over 100 fun and kid friendly ideas for making the most of fall!

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How to Deal with Your Anxious Tween or Teen

Well it’s certainly true, kids sure grow up fast. One day they are toddlers, and a flash they are all grown. One thing is for sure, some of the most difficult years involve tween & teen years.
Here’s the good news…
You can do something to help them (but it’s probably different than what you’ve been doing).

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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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