Journaling For Grandparents with a Purpose
Keeping a journal or diary is not a new practice for many grandparents.
Many of us grew up with a diary, and were encouraged to record our thoughts and ideas.
Journaling has developed into a lot more than that these days.
It can be used as therapy, as a way to stay connected with issues and problems you might be having.
A journal can also be to map out your dreams and goals.
Journaling for Grandparents
How can journaling help grandparents remain connected with their grandkids, or develop a stronger relationship?
Many grandparents are turning to journals to not only record their own feelings, but also to record the special moments they share with their grandchildren.
They are using journals as a keepsake for memories and small items which can be kept within the pages.
As well, grandparents are using journals to create action plans where they set about how they are going to spend time with their grandchildren.
This type of planning goes beyond regular babysitting duties. It focuses on activities that allow grandparents to share things which are important to them, and make a positive influence on their grandchildren’s lives.
As many grandparents watch their young grandkids, and grandteens, grow and develop it is understandable that they reminisce about how much has changed.
From this point of view they feel it is important to share their own perspective, goals and outlook with their grandchildren.
For great journaling ideas see The Journaling Club.