As grandparents we know just how important our relationship with our grandchildren really is.
We understand how special they are and worry about them just like we did our own children.
While grandparents are great at spoiling and fussing over their grandkids, what fears do we have about them?
Do you worry that they won’t become educated well enough?
Do you worry that they might fall in with the wrong crowd?
Do you worry that they won’t grow to be healthy?
Or deep down, do you worry that they won’t like you?
We want something special with our grandkids
By now, we have all grown to realise that not everyone is going to like us.
It’s just a matter of life. You can’t please everybody, that’s for sure.
However, many grandparents worry that their grandchildren won’t grow to like and eventually love them.
Deep down inside we all want to be our grandchild’s favorite.
We want to be that special person who they turn to when they need someone.
We want to be more than a backup for their parents – we want a special, unique relationship that is just between us and our grandchildren.
Why is it important that your grandkids love you?
I think the need to want to be loved by our grandkids goes far beyond simply wanting to be liked.
It stems from a need to express our own love for them and a need to protect and guide them.
We wanted our own children to succeed and now, we want the same thing for our grandkids.
We may also want them to have more than we had, and we want to be a big part of their lives in a way that our grandparents may not have been.
What are your fears when it comes to your grandchildren?