Last month I received an invitation from Lisa to be featured on the “Grilled Grandma” page of her blog, Grandma’s Briefs. A Grilled Grandma is a grandma who has answered some of her grandma-related questions.
Friendship has always been essential in my life. But since I’ve become a grandma, I have less time for my friends. A 2006 study showed that Americans have one-third fewer confidants than they did in the 1980s.
I learned a lot about empathy the other day. My daughter was complaining about the mean girls in my granddaughter’s class and I replied: “Oh, that’s what kids do in the first grade!” But all she wanted from me was a little empathy.
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