Frazzled parents, too much excitement and lots of nonstop activities. Sound like your family holiday get-togethers? That’s when grandparents can come to the rescue! Quick tips to help keep things calm, memorable and fun for all.
Capture that Kodak moment and create family photos that will become instant keepsakes.
#1 tip: Keep it [...]
Eleven-year-old Zoe feels invisible at school. That is, to everyone but the weird new kid, Lucas, who thinks Zoe is a code-reading genius. She reads a single cipher in his notebook, and now he won’t leave her alone!
But when Zoe’s best friend ditches her, she begins spending time with Lucas. And before long, cryptic [...]
For many children, one of the most exciting aspects of the holiday season is Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. In the days leading up to the holiday, kids spend hours listing what they hope to find underneath the tree, hoping they will end up on St. Nick’s “nice” list. They set the cookies and milk [...]
I have not yet reached those talked-about “golden years,” but already that term distresses me at age 53. Each time my birthday approaches, my husband will jokingly say how I’ll soon be sitting in my rocking chair (along with him, of course) telling stories to our grandchildren like our parents did, and I bite my [...]
If you have a grandchild who is overweight or is struggling with obesity, you don’t have to be a nutritionist to be part of the solution. Overweight children are prone to low self-esteem, negative body image, depression and anxiety. They tend to withdraw from the world and eat more when they feel bad about themselves. [...]
Margie White lives in Estherville, Iowa – four hours away from her six grandchildren – but that hasn’t stopped her from enjoying her grandson’s latest concert or laughing at all the kids’ antics. How does Margie stay connected to her grandchildren over such a distance? The answer is free, fast and fun: Facebook! Margie says, [...]
Have you ever stopped and looked at your life, wondering how you got to where you are today? Do you think of your grandparents having a role in your development and your success as a parent, as a boss, as a worker or as a spouse? If so, you’re not alone. A study released [...]