We all know that kids (and adults!) are addicted to screen time. What’s important is for us to provide our grandchildren with online platforms that are appropriate for them.
With parental supervision and guidance, you can keep your kids safe online. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all for children under two, and one to two hours a day for those older. So, which sites should kids visit during their allotted time? Young ones will undoubtedly race to seek out their pals from that other screen—the television—or get right to gaming. Their choices might make you cringe. We’ve found eight sites where kids can catch up with favorite characters, play a few games, and expand their horizons.
an exclusive feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders
If you close your eyes tight and take a deep breath in and remember the smells and sights of your own grandparents, you no doubt will see a different era with a totally different perspective on life. Each generation brings forth another platform of life experiences- of history and personal journeys. Grandparenting in all its glory is one journey of simple love. It requires flexibility, adaptability, and a commitment to love. As with your own parenting, its unlikely you will ever be perfect, but will have the ability to see reasonable possibilities and face challenges and make thoughtful decisions along the way that will create a fulfilling experience for everyone.
You’re driving along on your way to do errands, or work, maybe to the gym, or to pick up the grandkids and—bam, it hits you—that overwhelming gnawing hunger. The next thing you know, you’re pulling into a drive through and ordering up a storm. Isn’t it fascinating (and frustrating) how the “I have to eat now!” feeling can hit even if you’ve been making good nutrition a top priority? Experts are discovering that when you eat, what your food tastes like, and even how much you drink can have a major impact on how often hunger pangs strike.
Leading nutritionists were asked to share the five most common reasons all of us are frequently famished, as well as their top tips for maximizing satisfaction and keeping hunger at bay.
These quotes about life will motivate you, inspire you Sometimes, life can be a bit daunting. Between big decisions, heartbreaks, tragedies, and even simply bad days when nothing seems to go right, it’s easy to get down on yourself. That’s where encouraging thoughts can help. When you (or a friend or family member) need a pick-me-up, these quotes about life may turn your day around. From some of our favorite famous authors, musicians, and public figures, we share some inspiration.
And, remember, uplifting messages aren’t reserved for just the not-so-good days…
If you’ve seen the look of pure bliss on the face of a 6-year-old splashing in a puddle, you know that a little mess can bring a lot of joy to a kid. The truth is that getting wet or sticky is also a component of healthy development for children.
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!
It’s the summer season filled with an abundance of sunshine and fresh air, so we ask, what makes this time of the year extra special for you? After all, we have collectively lost so much time traversing and dealing with the continuing pandemic in our lives. Now more than ever, it’s important to take charge and do something you haven’t been able to access or enjoy for yourself. Doing something to fulfill your needs is as important as knowing there is a sun-up and sundown every day of our lives. Take a moment and do something for you- yes, YOU!
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!*