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Gray Rules!

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

Did you know that in just ten years, the population above age 60 will have grown so much that other generations such as the millennials and Gen-Z will be outnumbered by them in the United States, China, and Japan? An interesting fact to consider that given the circumstances, we are living longer, fuller, and more active lives.

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The Day I Put Money into a Kickstarter Campaign

An ad came up on my computer and in less than 10 seconds I had clicked, “Yes,” and sent my credit card number. Now the amount wasn’t much, so what could I lose? You’re wondering what a mom, grandma and educator would jump at so fast and help someone she doesn’t even know with a new invention. Are you ready? The Building Brick Waffle Maker! Okay, if I were to ask every person I know who has a child in their life, to invest in a waffle maker that makes Lego-like pieces, I’m positive they’d click “invest” as fast as I did!

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Rainy Day Ideas

Just a few suggestions to brighten up the gloomiest of days…

Okay, so here’s the picture: It’s an indoor day for sure- raining cats and dogs and gloomy, or just a winter’s day where you just have to be inside, and you already made two dozen of the yummiest blondies ever, the kitchen is a mess, and so now onto something else with the grandkids. Here are some age-appropriate suggestions that will surely make you grandparent of the century…

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Let’s Get the Kids off the Electronics – at least for a little bit!

Some Fun Learning Activities…with Boxes, Junk, and Books
an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Right now, children and adults are on Zoom all day. And then, everyone is so exhausted that adults tend to allow children MORE screen time for games. STOP!

Here is a creative way to involve children with fun activities that involve books, creativity, and building, while promoting the “love of books and reading.”

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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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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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Open Your Mind…

It’s a topic likely to make younger people squirm, but elder sex is having a moment, following a breakthrough British study showing that physical intimacy is still important to many seniors. Helloooo! Research shows that as we all age, it’s a lot of fun and good for your health to just not ‘sweat all the little stuff’… after all, we did that when we were young! Here are some great tips to keep you on your toes, healthy, happy, and getting your groove on!*

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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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