Grand – parenting Today!
A good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren can provide a psychological boost for both generations. Grandparents are often a grandchild’s strongest connection to family heritage. Grandparents are free from the day-to-day parenting, so they are able to provide a special time of uninterrupted play. Grandchildren especially enjoy hearing about the “good ‘old days” and what their parents were like when they were little. By telling fun family stories and singing silly songs, grandparents are treasures of happy memories, actively passing down their family heritage to this curious generation. Grandchildren love to spend time with their grandparents because grandparents make them feel like they are the center of attention and there is no one else more special. Parents like knowing that they’re children aren’t just with a “babysitter,” but that time with grandparents is a special time in which grandchildren are learning more about their family stories and unique value system.