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.
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…
How often is there a social media challenge for grandparents? Well, here it is!
We are challenging grandparents to redefine who today’s grandparents are. Who are you? Are you an exercise fanatic? Can you spin just as fast as your adult kids? Are you the best baker around? Do you tell the funniest jokes? Do you volunteer and want us all to know about it? Are you an artist, a musician, a yoga teacher? Do you have a job? What are you? We are a nation of GRAND grandparents, and you are one of them. Join us. Let’s see what grandparents are up to in 2019. Make a video (no longer than 59 sec), and please post it on Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag: #grandparentslink2019
Got your attention huh? You see the legs, a pick-up truck, some jeweled stilettos (with some tell-tale dirt on the heels) and what do you think? What races through your mind? Ah, come-on, grab a smile, chuckle for a second, and join us. We want you to enjoy every moment of this grandparent journey, this part of your life that is richer, fuller, and more exhausting than ever.
You don’t need to balance on a ball, but consider this: did you know that strength training is an extremely important and effective form of exercise – especially for those over 50? While many people only do a cardio workout, it’s important to mix up your type of exercising so that your body can benefit from a variation, just as you do with your diet (hopefully)!
Today is a new day – yesterday is history…. Even if you didn’t pay attention to your health needs when you were younger, there is always time to start anew for your future, and I intend to help you with some simple thoughts about just that – your health.