Tag: grandchildren

Become a Pen Pal with a Farm Animal

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Many years ago when I was a teenager, I travelled by car with my parents from Detroit to the Catskills for a vacation. I made friends with a girl from Baltimore and we became pen pals, for years never seeing each other again until….I married a man from Baltimore and I reunited with my long lost pen pal. Those were the days when we wrote letters to each other and sent them through the mail.

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Make it Fun!

Ok, so what kid isn’t picky or turning their heads away at food? The minute you label food as “super healthy” or good for you… kids are immediately turned off. Come on, you know its true!

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Sweet Little Things

Fun food and sweet desserts- that’s what this recipe is all about! These little miniature cheesecakes are a make ahead dessert. You can have them stored in the fridge and ready to go… whenever! But best of all, we made these with our grandkids and let them use their imaginations (and of course whatever was in the pantry) to top off these delectable treats. We promise you – this treat is a definite go to!

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Back by Popular Demand… Our Emergency Form Every Grandparent Should Have

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

A little reminder…

There is nothing worse than not being prepared when a medical emergency happens on your watch with the grandchildren. Keeping information readily available in the event of an ‘occurrence’, puts you one step ahead and acting swiftly in a smart, educated manner when it comes to your grandchildren’s health and treatment.

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17 Things To Do When You Are All Cooped Up

(with kids that is!)
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders

“Grannnnnnnddddmmaaaaa, I’m bored!”
This phrase can make any grandparent or parent break out in a sweat or hives!

If you are stuck inside and can’t find something to keep your toddler or preschooler occupied besides Paw Patrol, and the older kids want to be on their devices, here are a few ideas that don’t require a lot of money or creativity. Often times we tend to forget that the most fun ever is when we just use our imagination… spontaneously!

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Super Delicious Kids’ Treats

Looking for a couple of ways to wow your grandchildren for dessert, instead of the same old ice cream and brownies? These two super easy recipes will excite all the kids and show them whose got all the talent!*

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School’s in Session — Coping with Distance Learning

It has been a challenging time for parents, grandparents, and children during the Covid-19 crisis. Children and adults feel the isolation from family and friends and the security of attending school. Distance learning has become the norm. Teachers are trying to figure out how to teach without having the children in school and parents have had to adjust to being 24-hour parents, a teacher, a friend, working from home, and keeping it all together physically and emotionally. Your adult children may have asked for your help as they work from home. Not all of us are in the same city and can help, but if you are close by and can assist, here are some good pointers both for you and your grandchild’s parents.

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How to Handle the Anger

We know as adults, anger is often a feeling one can’t escape. It’s an important dimension to seriously take a look at when it comes to children, and we think this is a relevant and urgent read. And, while we are ‘grandparenting,’ this article presents interesting assessments of the world of children and their behaviors. Whether we have already done all the ‘parenting’ years ago ourselves, we are never too experienced or the wiser to read more about such a subject. This is a great article to share…

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Great Advice!

Three ideas to keep in mind…*
A little bit of mindfulness can go a long way, and as a grandparent you have a choice to learn how to do exactly that and take stock of what is really important.

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Abraham Lincoln

Positive thinking can be a challenge because our brains are wired to focus on negativity. By being in the moment and acknowledging good things as they are happening, we become more optimistic, resilient and confident. We actually can change our brains and our lives, and those of our grandchildren
…but it takes regular practice and commitment.

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What are your grandchildren’s thoughts on the pandemic?

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

This is a great family activity and a good way to see how your grandchildren are feeling during this pandemic—and how YOU are feeling! For those of us who do not get to be “with” our grandkids, do this activity virtually. Simply ask the parents to help you with the set up, and then meet on Zoom or Facetime….

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