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Stay Connected with your College Student

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 by LetLoveShow

When your kids leave for college,  their independence will flourish as they embrace the new possibilities that await them.  They will encounter opportunities and challenges never before experienced.  After they leave the nest, it is important to stay connected to them.  Be sure to remind them how much you love them and that they are still a very important part of your family.  Here are a few ways to make sure your college student knows how much you love and support them.
Send a handwritten letter-Since text messaging and email have become popular methods of communication,  very few people   send handwritten letters.  Write your young  college student  a letter.  Keep them informed about what is going on at home and continuously let them know that you will always be their #1 fan.
Create a Care Package– Yes, college students still appreciate a care package every now and then.  You can order one that is already prepared or you can build your own care package based upon your college student’s favorite things.

Who doesn’t love cookies? Before exam time or “just because”, send them delicious Mrs. Fields’ cookies.  They will put a smile on your loved one’s face. And their friends will enjoy them too!

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Send affirmations. Every college student could use a little encouragement throughout the school year to stay on the road to success. Send them positive affirmations and inspirational quotes.  Here are a few:
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”~ Walt Disney
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi”We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish for.” ~Tony Robbins
Encourage communication – Be sure that your college student knows that just because he or she has left your house, it doesn’t  mean they have left your heart.

Don’t forget some good reading. The The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills–all You Need To Fit Right In (Everything (School & Careers)) will be a great resource for your college student.

The Secrets of College Success (Professors’ Guide)

During the college years, your young one will gain independence and will learn many important life lessons. It is important to keep the family connection strong, even as they are spreading their wings.  Support and encourage them to strive to reach their every aspiration.

Celebrate and Show Love to Your Child Each Day!

Posted on July 27th, 2012 by LetLoveShow

Each day is a new day to show your kids how special  they are and how much you love them.  As parents, it is easy to get caught up trying to make ends meet, preparing dinner and making sure homework gets done.  Despite the  stresses of everyday life, it is important to praise our kids, make them smile and show them love at each moment we are able.  When we show them love, it gives them the strength and confidence to face the challenges of this world. They will know that there is always someone who accepts them just as they are.  Here are a few tips to show your kids love each day.
1. What makes your child feel loved? Find out your child’s ‘love language’ with The 5 Love Languages of Children.Yes, even kids have a way that makes them feel loved.  Determine whether words, touch or a gift, quality time, acts of service or a combination make your child feel most  loved.
2. Say “I Love You”. In the morning, before the hustle and bustle begins, tell your child you love him or her.  Then, you can proceed with the requests to brush teeth and get dressed!
3. When your child enters the room, acknowledge him. Put away your phone, computer or Ipad and let your child know that she is important.

Long Distance Grandparenting with Love

Posted on July 9th, 2012 by LetLoveShow

You miss seeing their smiling faces and wish you could hear their voices and laughter in person more often.  Unfortunately, it is not always possible to be in the same location of your granddaughters and grandsons.  Even during those times you are physically apart, you can let them know how much you love them.  Small gestures of love will dwell in their memories and hearts forever.  Here are a few tips to grow closer, despite the distance.

Embrace Skype or Google Hangout– With these technologies, you will be able to see and hear your precious grandchildren when the miles separate you.  Don’t be intimidated by  the technology.  There are plenty of tutorials that will address any issues you may encounter.

Let them know more about you-  Your grandchildren would love to know more about your life.  Learning about your life will give them more insight into your  experiences, values and beliefs. Share your story with  A Grandparent’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words .


Show Your Grandparents Love!

Posted on October 24th, 2011 by LetLoveShow

It is important to remember from whence we have come and equally important for us to respect our ancestors. Our footprints are guided by the path laid by our grandparents.

  Here are some ways we can show love to our grandparents:

1. Celebrate them.  Don’t wait for birthdays or silver anniversaries to plan special celebrations. Plan a party for Grandparent’s Day or a “Just Because” celebration where your grandparents are the guests of honor.

2. Honor them.  All too often we don’t take time to appreciate family. Pull together your grandmother’s famous recipes into a family cookbook and include her in the dedication.

3. Take a stroll down memory lane. Compile a photo album to chronicle special times you’ve spent with your grandparents. Gather the family together and share your favorite family stories.