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Grandparents Contribute to Children’s Well-being at Any Age

With changing family patterns, increased life expectancy, and growing numbers of two incomes, there are higher rates of family breakdown. Grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. And the definitions of who and what grandparents are has changed over the past decades as well. We grandparents have re-defined ourselves unlike any other generation.

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Sometimes Silence is Golden*

As grandparents, learning how to control the urge to step on toes or overstep boundaries in relationships is an important part of our personal being that can affect every aspect of life and our familial and social relationships. For some people, silence comes naturally. These fortunate individuals know the power of silence and they are comfortable in that silence. However, there are quite a few of us who need to learn the art of practicing silence.

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Get Your Groove On…

Spring into a Healthy You!
a special feature from Debra Orringer*

Finding that we are continuing to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19, some of those beautiful daffodils and tulips that bloom have almost become meaningless as we grapple with new ways to manage and live. Best of all, as we share this experience with one another, we hopefully will soon find all this behind us as we move forward into this spring season.

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The Truth About Lies*

Being honest is a characteristic quality that everyone hopes will be displayed by those in their lives, and we especially hope this will be a quality our children will embrace. Even those little white lies are lies, especially in situations where it can harm someone or something. Lies can only lead to bigger trouble, in many cases, and even though we want to think our children would never lie to us, they will, at least once in a while.

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Are You A Super Ager?

Here at Grandparentslink, we try not to focus much on age…. I mean who does!? We like to focus on what makes us feel healthy, energetic and you got it, YOUNGER! We like to consider ourselves as “Super Agers”.

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Inspirational Quotes & Mantras to Fill Your Life

Motivational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion. Often a quote can offer inspiration for the week and encourage us when our normal motivation has lapsed. Here at GPL you might notice how we like to share a “Mindful Moment” every week. We hope that you are as enlightened by the inspirational quotes as we are! Here are a couple of our favorites to help refocus ourselves into a better mindset.

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner For 2

We love when love is in the air – don’t you?

This Valentine’s Day, what if you and your loved one cozy up at home and both get in the kitchen? This menu* is easy to follow and will be fun to work together as two chefs, and you will build up that appetite no doubt! Maybe even surprise each other with a special bottle of wine rather than a gift… celebrate your love!

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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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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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Get up close and personal with Leslie & Kay, founders of Grandparentslink.com, in this live radio interview with #Grand radio.
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