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Etiquette 101 this Holiday Season

a few tips and reminders can only be helpful!

Ah, the winter holiday season, time for ugly-sweater wearing, high calorie intakes (!!), party hosting, and fumbling for the proper greeting. We do love this time of year, even when holiday etiquette can get confusing. As we juggle the influx of invites, family reunions, festivities, cultural traditions, and gifting decisions, we often must stop and think, “am I doing this right?” Whichever way you spread holiday cheer, we figure a good goal would be to master these must-know, expert-recommended etiquette standards that you can share with the entire family (subtly) this holiday season!*

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A Little Intel on Vitamins!

As children, we are told to eat our fruits and vegetables because they are good for us, but there’s often little explanation as to why they are good for us. A more accurate request would be to ask children to eat their vitamins.

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Be the Best Babysitting Grandparent Ever!

Who doesn’t absolutely adore those precious moments as grandparents where we are passed the baton from our children to spend time with our grandchildren one on one?! However, sometimes we don’t think of every little detail that might make those parents feel more comfortable leaving their little ones. In finding the perfect balance between delighting our grandchildren and pleasing their parents, we are put to the challenge. Here are 5 tips to be the best babysitting grandparent… EVER!

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Best Kids’ Sites We Love!

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.

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Where Will Your Dreams Take You?

We all have dreams…dreams for ourselves, and dreams and aspirations for our children and grandchildren. One of the biggest things to think about is how to live life to the fullest, in the present, and without regret. Thoreau said, “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

As we grow older, are we learning to enjoy the journey? Are we experiencing joy, and sharing joy? Do we inspire others? Let’s follow our dreams, and have some fun. Let’s go forth and prosper….

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The Biggest No-No’s of Family Relationships

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!

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The Power of Calm

an exclusive feature by Bonnie Compton*

Be the change you wish to see.
~Mahatma Gandhi

How many times have you told someone Please calm down? Perhaps your child, grandchild or partner. Have you ever been told to calm down when you were upset? How did it make you feel? I bet not good!

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Communication is Key- A Skill Worth Learning

an exclusive feature by Bonnie Compton*

One of the biggest issues in relationships is the lack of communication, or more specifically mis-communication.  It can lead to tension in the relationship and worse, estrangement. Many of us were not taught how to communicate effectively by our parents, and neither were they.  In order to break this generational cycle, it’s important that we learn healthy effective ways to communicate with each other. An important skill we can then pass on to our grandchildren.

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Get Your Best Summer On

Prepare yourself for the season with great things to have on hand for yes, just you!
Here are some recommended items that will help you maximize every moment of joy that summer has to offer- you deserve it.

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How to be the ‘Grand’parent You Dreamed of Becoming

First things first ‘grand’parents, we need you to realize that it’s not a competition with anyone… not with your spouse to see who can get more attention, and certainly not with your own child, nor the mother or father of your adored grandchild. The grandkids are embarking upon a part of their lives where they need to discover and uncover and experience all that life has brought forth.  You now must learn as a grandparent to be in control of consideration and respect, and manage your emotions so that you are not the cause of family despair. Sometimes, as much as you may not want to…you may have to learn a little self-discipline and keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself.

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