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 have stories, memories, and lessons learned from many years on earth, and these are important things to share with younger generations.
Even our “affectionate impulses” and things we do for our grandkids out of love need to be reconsidered now and then.
NANA’S HOUSE by Teresa Kindred: At what age are grandchildren the most fun? I know which age I’d pick, but every grandparent is different.
There’s a switch that gets flipped when a parent becomes a grandparent. Grandkids help restore hope in what’s ahead.
Teach your grandkids about your own interests and abilities, and make use of other opportunities that arise when you’re together.
Playing with Nana or Papa confirms a very important truth to a child: that he is highly valued by an important person in his life.
by Peter Lewis – The idea of “inconvenience” isn’t even part of the equation. We savor opportunities to be with our grandchildren.
Possibly your greatest role as a grandparent is thinking long term. That’s a key part of building your legacy.
Enjoy Mother’s Day, grandmothers. And please find ways to be a source of affirmation and support for your grandkids’ mom.
We get to savor time with our grands and invest in them, but our ego is much less wrapped up in them than when we were parents.