Never before in the history of the world have grandparents been given so many opportunities.
The world has changed so dramatically in the past ten or twenty years, what we know now would have seemed foreign and strange to our parents, never mind our grandparents.
Many people are becoming grandparents in their late 40s. For many of these people they are still working fulltime, and are still paying off their mortgages.
We grandparents are wealthy like no other group of human beings on the planet now, and in the past.
Today’s grandparents are changing history
Many grandparents fall into the category of “Baby Boomers”. This select group were the most successful individuals in terms of wealth and comfort so far. Born after the Second World War, Baby Boomers worked hard and helped build the society and culture many people appreciate today.
They also have a vast amount of wealth. My Irish grandmother was dirt poor. She drank, she cleaned her home, cooked her meals, and then drank some more. As far as I know she never took a holiday, played golf or enjoyed the finer things in life.
Things have certainly changed.
So, What Does All This Mean for our Grandchildren?
Based on my own experiences, and a lot of research, I have written this book to investigate, support and help grandparents utilize all the benefits they have to be the best grandparents they can.
Sure, we have a lot more things to do, but I honestly believe that being a mentor and a guide to our world’s future generation is one of the most important things we can do.
We have the power and the knowledge to make a significant difference to our grandchildren’s lives. This blessing has never been bestowed on any other people before and, like so many great things, comes a great deal of responsibility.
So, what kind of grandparent are you?