Good Grandparents #1

  1. Is first a good parent.

When grand-kids arrive you sometimes think you get to have a “do over”.

Please take care of the business you never finished with your birth kids before you move on with the new members of your family. Apologize, reconnect and make good out of the bad things that happened to you in your parenting of your own kids. You weren’t perfect and neither will your kids be but you need to make things right as you do this thing called Grandparents. If you did it right the first time then God bless you.

Here is the entire list:

 

A good grandparent

  1. Is first a good parent.
  2. Is part of the family system.
  3. Is a refuge for the kids and parents.
  4. Respects the parent’s rules.
  5. Is wise.
  6. Is not afraid to be playful.
  7. Takes the time to listen
  8. Doesn’t give advice unless it is sought
  9. Asks questions
  10. Has a piece of candy in their purse or pocket