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Connecting with Teenage Grandchildren

When your grandchildren were toddlers, they lit up your world, and when they were kids, they wanted to spend hours and hours at your house with you.  Now that they’ve grown up into teenagers it can be tougher to connect. While teens can be a little harder to converse with, often preferring their peers to their elders, it’s not impossible. You just have to find some one-on-one time and a little common ground.

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What Happens When Your Son In-Law Ticks You Off?

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders of grandparentslink.com

We are always talking about the mother/daughter relationship and how that carries forward into the marriage relationship of our children. Research shows that most mothers of daughters say they are feeling close because for the most part, women kinda call the shots! However, let’s not forget about the sons-in-law; they deserve the utmost respect, honesty and warmth, and a chance to have a relationship with you, and for you to understand who they are. What makes it so very complicated is that you are virtually a stranger to their quirks and needs and their personal dynamics- after all, they aren’t your child! So, what happens when your son-in-law hits a nerve with you? Don’t fret, we’ve come up with simple thoughts to help keep your annoyances to yourself (for the most part!). Most important premise above all …. Remember, absolutely no relationship, no matter who it is with is ever smooth-sailing 100% of the time.

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The Biggest No-No’s of Family Relationships

a special feature by Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com

There’s nothing like family. The people we’re related to by blood and marriage are expected to be our closest allies, our greatest sources of love and support. Too often, however, our interactions with family are filled with misunderstanding and resentment, bickering and badgering. Those we should know and be known by best, end up feeling like adversaries or strangers. Here are some tips on ways to keep your family dynamics and relationships healthier and happier!

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8 Ways to Really Show You are “Grand”

Muses of being a grandparent and what you can do often calls for some deliberate thinking!
Being a knock-your-socks-off grandma or grandpa is fun, sure – but it also takes time and effort. Here’s some tips we’ve caught along the way to help you show off exactly how grand you are!*

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So Much Fun! Three Summer Crafts for the Grandkids

1. Ice Pop Painting

What’s better than a craft activity to cool off the kids on a hot summer day? The Ice Pop Painting craft is both fun and refreshing! You probably already have the ingredients on hand: a few drops of food coloring, water, an ice cube tray, and a few short popsicle sticks. Even better, the kids can get multiple entertaining activities out of this craft.

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Fun Summer Ideas for The Kids!

If you’re feeling like you’re fresh out of ideas for ways to keep those ever- changing grandchildren entertained this summer well, you’re in luck! We have compiled a list of 5 fun ideas to do with your families this summer! 

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In Honor of Moms Everywhere-Let’s Celebrate!

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Today is Mother’s Day – a time to recognize, value, and support Mothers everywhere. While some people may have regrets about their own ‘mom relationships’, think about putting all the negative thoughts aside and letting them go. Instead, spend time today and embrace with gratitude the efforts a Mother puts forth in her lifetime. Take this opportunity to turn to your daughter, or daughter-in-law, or your mother or friends, and let them know how truly special and unique they are.

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5 Ways to Achieve Family Harmony

a special feature form Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com

Yes, it’s true.
It is possible despite all the different personalities, needs, dispositions, temperaments, and personas, to achieve family harmony. This notion of being unified on the basis of mutual family respect, tolerance, consideration, and love, doesn’t mean that anyone will lose their identity. The ability to trust, support, and communicate differences in a constructive manner, and look beyond the selfness, will only procure a healthy picture of family and connections.

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A Family ‘Must-Do’ Create your Own Family Time Capsule

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a great idea…

Consider this incredible fun idea for the entire family. From the wee ones to the older adults, this is sure to please the whole group. There’s nothing better than family memories and sharing them- right? Here’s a suggestion sure to delight every age… with a lasting memory to boot.

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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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