Margaret Manning of Sixty and Me agrees that no matter what stage of life we’re in, it’s comforting to share our wisdom and experiences with other women in the same stage.
At our GaGa Sisterhood meeting we invited our daughters for a conversation about expectations and how they affect relationships. There were plenty of expectations from both generations.
The biggest mistake we new grandmas make is thinking our role is just about our new grandchild — not realizing the most important relationship is with the child’s parents.
FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is the apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences and you’re not part of them. I think grandmas had FOMO long before the term was coined back in 2000.
We want to keep the “grand” in grandparent, but not have “over indulgence” be a part of that meaning. There are lessons we can teach, and who better to teach them than grandparents?