The Grands

The Grands
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children".
--- from the writings of Roots author Alex Haley

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Light-Hearted Look at the Roles Grandparents Play


Being a grandparent requires a bit of soul-searching. We all have to decide what kind of grandparent we want to be. Then the hard work begins. Sometimes we have to fight against our own personalities to become our best grandparent.
The academics have a lot to say about grandparenting styles, but this look at the roles we play isn't, strictly speaking, scientific. Conclusions are based on some research and a lot of observation. Mostly this piece offers a way of better understanding our grandparenting impulses, how they can be harnessed for the good and how they may occasionally have to be tamped down.

Most of us are actually a blend of more than one type, but we may still need some help making the blend better. 
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