Happy grandparents are those people who have been lucky enough to build a meaningful relationship with their grandchildren.
They are confident and assured about their grandkid’s future knowing that these children have their backing and support.
However, these things aren’t always easy to create, but regardless happy grandparents have never regretted doing them.
Creating a great relationship may seem difficult or near impossible, but there are simple things you can start doing today to make a start.
One of the best ways is to spend quality time with your grandkids.
Spend time – time after time
Relationships are formed through trial and error over time, a lot of it.
Some grandparents don’t have that immediate appeal, and that’s quite normal.
Some grandparents think buying toys and gifts is the best way to build a relationship.
Sure, children love presents and younger ones can be ‘won over’ with something bright and shiny, but in the long run they are not going to remember the gifts as they are the time you spent together.
Do small, easy things together
With time they can help build a solid relationship with their grandkids by spending time doing things together.
How you spend your time with your grandchild may depend upon your circumstances, but in truth it can be done easily by cooking an easy meal together, planting a tree or sanding down an old cupboard in the shed.
I can’t imagine any grandparents ever regretting spending time with their grandkids.