Tag: relationships

Grandparents with Empty Nest Syndrome

it’s a real thing…
As a grandparent seeing our grandchildren from birth to mature years enriches our lives and we happily share many great adventures and milestones along the way. When the time comes to further their studies or fly the nest, do grandparents genuinely feel a true sense of loss? Oh yes, we do!

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5 Tips for Nurturing Your Relationship with Grandchildren as They Grow

Are your grandkids getting older (yeah, they seem to do that!)? Well, no doubt you may be missing those sweet snuggles, silly games or their big bear hugs and kisses they frequently gave you.

They no longer need you to help manage their schedule, fix their PB & J’s (not forgetting to cut off the crust), or put a cute band aid on their boo boo.

You may feel you’re no longer “needed” but that is so NOT true! They need you more than ever, but in a different way.

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Help Our Children Learn to Interact

an exclusive feature by Sarina Peddy, GPL Executive Assistant and Pre School Teacher*

This era of technology has created a world where two-year-olds use digital devices before they are even out of diapers. People walk with their heads down texting and using their PDA as they navigate the sidewalk, and children are growing up where the art of communication is anything but looking each other in the eye and talking.

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Back by Popular Demand…Grandparents Listen Up:

Don’t Buy A Grandchild’s Love
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg and Kay Ziplow, founders of Grandparentslink.com

This may be a frank talk, grandparents, but it’s an important one when it comes to being a grandparent! We all know how easy it is to spoil our little loved ones, but now and again we might go overboard with gift giving. Whether it is a situation where relatives are feeling embarrassed they can’t provide the way you might, or parents feeling undermined by your extravagant gifts, we want to help you stay in the right lane when it comes to gift giving. Because in reality, you shouldn’t have to buy your grandchild’s love!

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The Involved Grandparent

Grandparents have a role in the lives of their grandchildren, but what exactly is that role? Let your adult children take the lead and discuss your expectations with them.

Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role — not always appreciated by society — is vitally important in shaping a grandchild’s life. At the end of the day, you and the parents want what’s best for the child. But, as you may discover you don’t always share the same ideology, and you must take a step back and understand that you’ve entered their world, sometimes feeling like a foreign ambassador. And, what you may really need is a handbook for diplomacy!

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A Beautiful Divorce…

It goes without saying that no divorce is easy and the death or dissolution of a marriage is undoubtedly a challenging experience for all parties involved. However, a divorce where children are involved naturally adds a layer of complexity that cannot be ignored. Like all children, those of divorced parents, did not ask to be here. They didn’t ask to be born, and they certainly didn’t ask for their parents to get divorced. In spite of their involvement being completely out of their control, children of divorced parents typically are the biggest casualties of the split.

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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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Relationships and Other Oops!

Relativity speaking, we all mean well, right? Of course we do! Often times we say things with the best of intentions, but in the end, our words, our delivery, and just the general environment of the conversation fall short of anything but trouble. Hey, everyone is human. So, when we falter as adults and need to take a quick look at ourselves in the mirror, remember these words of wisdom and advice we have collected to share with you.

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