When your adult child got married, did you envision a wonderful relationship with his/her spouse? Did you draw a picture in your mind of endless visits, traditional family dinners, holidays, and so forth?
Sometimes our dreams and wishes can easily slip into expectations, and that’s what gets us in trouble!
Relativity speaking, we all mean well, right? Of course we do! Often times we say things with the best of intentions, but in the end, our words, our delivery, and just the general environment of the conversation fall short of anything but trouble. Hey, everyone is human. So, when we falter as adults and need to take a quick look at ourselves in the mirror, remember these words of wisdom and advice we have collected to share with you.
It’s our belief that sharing is caring; and therefore, we are all about just that! Together we bring you a combination and blend of our grandparenting tips. We hope every moment you’re together with your grandkids, you’re mindful of how truly special this journey is.
Want to be a better grandparent? We are always working on it – are you? Here’s a little something to think about… How we express ourselves to our grandchildren, with our words and tone, can often be confusing.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 unbeatable choices for your next family movie night. The selections span more than 50 years of filmmaking and include all the magic, the music, and the fun that you and the kids want from great family films. If your grandchildren haven’t seen these films, they are missing out! And so what if you’ve seen it 3 times?
As a grandparent, there’s a deep urge to connect with your grandkids – be a positive influence, be looked up to, love and be loved. But how do you do that when you’re not around all the time, lack deeper knowledge of their interests, and don’t want to give them senseless gifts such as gift cards?
We know that in this day and age children have everything they could possibly want at their fingertips, but remember family heirlooms and vintage clothing will bring joy to your grandchildren because it will help them reminisce about their family.
“We have the opportunity to nurture our children and foster their growth as we learn to let go and allow them to reach their full potential. This is one of the best gifts we can give to our children.” Excerpt from “Mothering with Courage”, by Bonnie Compton
Family dynamics are a funny thing; often times you are better to sit back and take a moment to reflect upon your own experiences so that it is possible to grow and learn from all those experiences in life. Being an awesome mother-in-law is just that