Have You Put a Lot of Thought into Your Role as Grandparent?
Few of us actively think about our role as grandparents, and what part we have to play in our grandchildren’s lives.
According to Dr. Karl Pillemer of Cornell University, the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is second in emotional importance only to the relationship between parent and child. Children benefit when grandparents are involved in their lives. But grandparents also enjoy benefits from the relationship with their grandchildren.
Also, a recent study by Boston College found that, “an emotionally close relationship between grandparent and grandchildren is associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations.”
I am in the last stages of my new book, The Top Ten Things Happy Grandparents Never Regret Doing.
This book discusses the changing role of grandparenting. It was created to will help you discover how you can connect with your grandchildren and develop a deep, meaningful relationship with each one of them.
It will also show you how to create your own Grandparenting Philosophy.
The aim of this book is to help you achieve your goal of being the best grandparent you can be.
I want to help you begin your journey put the ‘grand’ into grandparenting.
How much time do you spend thinking about being a grandparent?
What role do you see yourself in?
Do you find yourself conforming to norms, or are you breaking with traditional roles?
I would love to hear about your experiences!