Kids these days are too frequently uncontrollable it appears. They seem to know what they want and do whatever it takes to get it. At their young age, they like to pick the clothes they want to wear, what cartoons and TV shows to watch, and what kind of foods they eat. Bottom line, the parents and guardians somehow lose their position of dominance over their children. The result? The children of the future end up overweight, impulsive, and disrespectful not only to themselves but to people surrounding them. Read the rest of this entry
As a grandparent, I worry about my grandchildren who will soon enter into middle school. Articles and news reports rampant school bullying not only in the United States but also in other countries. It has become global and every parent or guardian should do something about it.
Based on my observations on the reports and documentaries, some kids may have traumatic experiences that may have a negative effect during their adolescence or even adulthood. Unfortunately, amidst the social issues present in day-to-day school interaction, there are many bullying cases that are left unreported which can cause low self-esteem and depression in a child. Read the rest of this entry
A sandwich is one of the easiest, most convenient meals to make. Not to mention, it tastes great and ends hunger. Sandwiches can range from a high calorie, high sugar item to a healthy, hearty meal depending on how it is prepared. Because we want the best for our little ones and keep them away from junk foods, below are some tips on how to make a healthy sandwich that kids enjoy. Read the rest of this entry
We used to have this never-ending vitality when we were kids. We hated those afternoon naps believing we had all the energy of the world to play throughout the day. As months, years and decades pass, our vitality gradually diminishes along with our energy levels. This phenomenon is a normal part of aging but we Baby Boomer don’t want to accept it.
There’s nothing to be afraid. We just have to embrace the fact that our aging body doesn’t function as it did several years ago. A few activities can make us feel tired and restless. However, there are a handful of hacks to trick our mind and skyrocket our energy levels. Here’s how!
Grandfriend is a person who builds a lasting relationship with a child. On the order of a grandparent — not a maternal or paternal relationship — but a supporting, loving, fun relationship. A Grandfriend can be a relative, or not.