Good Grandparents #8

8. Asks questions.

You are three generations apart from your grandchildren. They have a different world view and a new understanding. Watch, listen and ask questions. A good example of this is the new media they have been born into. We are digital immigrants, kids growing up now are digital natives. Gain a clear understanding of your grandchildren by asking questions. Maybe they will help you program your TV remote.

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