By nurturing your grandchild’s imagination, you can play an important role in helping him become adept at solving problems, facing challenges and building his self-esteem.
The most proliferated grandma stereotype is that grandma’s job is to spoil her grandchildren. Moms really don’t appreciate grandmas who believe spoiling is their job.
The advice of Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith): “It’s the job of grandmothers to interfere!” is so not true and counter-productive for today’s grandmas.
Grandparents spend more quality time with their grandchildren than previous generations. In fact, 98 percent of grandchildren learn social skills from their grandparents!
Grandchildren can be brutally honest when they’re young and make innocent observations about their grandparents’ looks. We need to keep our sense of humor in responding to them.
It’s important for grandmas to show appreciation to the parents of their grandchildren. But many grandmas complain they don’t feel appreciated for all they do for their families.
You can build your resilience by learning to be open-hearted, forgiving, vulnerable, and most importantly, developing a sense of humor to help during stressful situations.
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