Using a smartphone, a computer, and an iPod, you can keep your grandchildren happy, busy, and quiet...and help them learn at the same time. Here are several examples of strategies that use technology in a win-win way.
It’s been a “hot time in the old town” this summer. And we still have a ways to go before the changing of the seasons allows us to spend more time outside...which makes it the perfect time for a “Christmas in Summer” craft party for the grandkids.
Being a firm believer that busy grandchildren are happy and well-behaved, I usually have lots of activities planned when I babysit. And you’ll find me actively involved. It’s a great way to get exercise, have fun, and keep all the activities flowing.
Traveling to visit small grandchildren can be a big investment in time, money, and especially expectations. Hitting it off just right is important. With these tips, you’ll be the guest they’ll want back again and again!
Being a loving grandparent for a very young child, as challenging as it may seem, is in many ways the easy part of the job. How do you deal with the same child when growing self-awareness and independence begins to assert itself?
Here are ten tips that can help make the holidays you spend with your grandchildren more memorable—and stress-free—for all concerned.
Grandchildren can be little whirlwinds of energy, and keeping up with them—or keeping them under control—can be a daunting challenge. But in fact, grandparents have been dealing with this forever, and a few simple plans make all the difference.
What’s a grandparent to do? The grandkids seem to have every toy imaginable.The toy stores and catalogs are overwhelming, and your pocketbook is shrinking. But don’t despair...with some easy, inexpensive ideas, you can be the coolest grandparent.
You’ve spent months training your puppy, and you feel wonderful about your accomplishments. Then, your new grandchild comes to visit. Suddenly you wonder if you’ve spent enough time pulling his tail and ears or ruffling his whiskers.
According to a new study, spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households.