Here is a list of what I feel a good Grandparent needs to be. I will explain each point in the coming weeks. I am a grandparent of 8 grandkiddos so I do have a little experience.
I’m interested in your responses and ideas so let me know your thoughts.
A good grandparent
- Is first a good parent.
- Is part of the family system.
- Is a refuge for the kids and parents.
- Respects the parent’s rules.
- Is wise.
- Is not afraid to be playful.
- Takes the time to listen
- Doesn’t give advice unless it is sought
- Asks questions and listens
- Has a piece of candy in their purse or pocket