We take a short break from the top ten parenting tips this week so that we can focus on grandparenting. Grandparents can make such a difference, and as you know from our last social media post, we just released two books called Being a Proactive Grandfather and Grandmothering.
One key message of both books is that parents and grandparents need to sit down together and discuss the helps and inputs and assistance parents would welcome from the grandparents. Taking this kind of teamwork approach, with grandparents acknowledging that the parents are in charge and they are the “supporters” and “supplementers” can be wonderful for the kids and wonderful for the relationship and trust between parents and grandparents–and this is true whether you have one grandchild or 31 like we do.
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