Today’s Grandparent – Weekly Newsletter
Grandparents have a profound influence on future generations…
At the National Association for Grandparenting, we seek to validate and empower grandparents as they bond with future generations in meaningful ways and leave a lasting positive legacy. Grandparents are important contributors to children and society, and we are here as a clearinghouse of information, bringing top-notch resources and insights to grandparents.
Today’s Grandparent newsletter is full of ideas, advice, and inspiration for grandparents seeking to leave a lasting influence on future generations.
Recent Blog Articles
We’re always grateful for opportunities to help our adult kids and spend focused time with a grandchild, but this experience revealed a challenge that I hadn’t fully appreciated before, at least to this degree.
To help more people understand the plight of grandparents who are raising their grandkids, here are some comments from women who have been there, as well as some best practices about how to handle this situation.
We wholeheartedly support Grandparents’ Day because Grandkids Matter. It’s regrettable that the vital influence of grandmas and grandpas is still so often minimized or overlooked.
The teaching role may be one of important roles grandparents play—maybe the most important. To think of yourself as less than a teacher might mean missing out on a great grandparenting privilege.
Since physical and emotional access to our grandchildren often hinges on our relationship with the parents, it helps us to have a cooperative or even harmonious relationship with them.
Some significant insights about how the pandemic has changed grandparents’ relationships with their grandchildren — from our recent survey on grandparents and the pandemic.
Insightful responses to one question in our recent survey: What behaviors or activities have been most helpful to you and your household in keeping perspective during the pandemic?
Grandchildren commonly remember strength and endurance in their grandparents. Here are three thoughts to help you stay positive through difficulties.
Your granddaughter needs YOU to initiate conversations with her—about anything and everything. And even if those interactions are awkward at first, if you stay with it, you’ll see the positive impacts to her … and yourself!
This video challenges us to think about beginnings and endings. Can’t most of us identify with that grandfather’s thoughts as he anticipates and celebrates the birth of his first grandchild?