How to Be a great grandparent
Becoming a grandparent seven years ago was the beginning of a whole new world for me! My three granddaughters are so special to me and have inspired me to write many posts on being a grandparent.I never take for granted this amazing relationship and I put a lot of thought and effort into making my relationship with my granddaughters the best it can be. From the response of so many people, I know that you also want to have a loving and memorable relationshiip with your grandchildren.
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This was the very first grand-parenting post I wrote and it remains one of my very favorite posts. I began my grandmother experienced as a newly divorced woman over 50. While that was a painful time, it was also joyful since I became a grandmother. I moved to Houston, TX so that I could live closer to my granddaughters and be an active part of their life.
This is my #1 most popular grandparenting post. Over the years so many grandparents have commented and expanded on my ideas. There are stories of love, connection, and loss. I was a bit obsessed with being unforgettable to my granddaughters.
At heart of being an amazing grandparent is becoming the best version of yourself. As women, we give so much to other people as wives, as mothers, as daughters, as employees, and so on. Yet, to be the best grandparent, it is so important to take care of yourself first.
How to Stay Close to Teenage Grandchildren
When I first started writing about being a grandmother, I didn't have a grandchild that was a teenager.
However, I had many years of working with teenagers and I know what they want and need.
Teenagers all need adults that love and accept them just as they are!
If you want to have any influence, you have to accept your grandchildren just as they are.