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1 12, 2020

Ways to Stay Close to Grandchildren When You Are Physically Distant

2020-12-01T11:46:37-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , , |

Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically.  And while wearing a mask can be tiresome, it's merely a minor inconvenience.  Whereas missing out on seeing your grandkids grow up is something altogether different.  It can be downright painful.  However, although you may be physically distanced, that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced.  Thank goodness for video chats!  But why stop there?  Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected and have fun in the process?   FirstLantic has some ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together even while you are physically apart.   Make a scrapbook – Because everything in our life is digital these days, [...]

25 08, 2020

Six Tips to Help Children Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

2020-08-25T10:59:21-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , |

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard for adults not to feel overwhelmed so why would children be any different?  After all, they hear the news and pick up signals from their family and other adults.  But how do you handle your grandchildren’s anxiety if you are feeling the same way?  Well, FirstLantic.com has six tips that you can use to manage your own feelings of anxiousness and help children cope as well.   1. Stick to a routine As easy as it might be to throw that out the window, routines create structure and certainty which everyone can use right now.  Keep as much of your child’s old routine in place as possible, or start a new one, but either way, try [...]

18 08, 2020

Keeping Your Grandchild’s Education on Track During COVID-19

2020-08-18T13:10:57-04:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , , |

The biggest challenge that parents and grandparents are facing right now is how to make sure their children are getting a quality education during COVID-19.  There are no easy answers but luckily, you’re not alone.  Plenty of resources exist to help you navigate this new reality.  There are free or low-cost tools that can help keep children engaged in learning and also provide them with educational and fun activities that can occupy their time.  Weary grandparents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief…   FirstLantic.com has put together a comprehensive list with some of the most innovative learning applications designed to help you through this difficult time.   Expedition Learn Remember the encyclopedia company, Britannica?  Well, they’re still around, and their business has become digital like [...]

14 04, 2020

Three ideas for starting a new career during COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:44:06-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Business, covid 19|Tags: |

Okay, so this may sound completely crazy, but hear us out.  If you have been laid off because of COVID-19 or you’re simply sick of your current job, maybe it’s time to start a business or find a new career.  Okay, we said it.  Now take a deep breath and listen to why this makes sense.  First of all, disruption creates opportunity.  Secondly, you have the time (and hopefully the will) to make a change and set yourself up for financial success in the future.   Third, there are more small business loans and other resources available for free right now.  FirstLantic shares three ideas to help get you started. 1. What do people need right now? They need delivery services, online goods, or maybe virtual [...]

7 04, 2020

Three heroes making a difference during COVID-19

2020-04-07T15:33:54-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Home Caregivers|Tags: , |

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on many people's lives right now, and it can be hard to stay positive.  That’s why FirstLantic thought everyone could use some good news.  As the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going," and that's exactly what’s happening as more people are stepping up to help those in need.  In our blog this week, FirstLantic profiles three heroes that are setting examples and proving that bad times really can bring out the good in people. And while we profile three heroes in this blog, there are thousands of others as well.  We acknowledge all of those on the frontlines every day – doctors, nurses, home caregivers, the military, police, first responders, [...]

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