10 Essentials for Setting-Up Extraordinary Grandparenting

So You Can Step-Forward with Enthusiasm, Appreciation, and Grace

  1. remember your experiences of grandparents
  2. discuss your role as a grandparent with your children (the parents of your grandchildren)
  3. identify your preferred approach because of your needs, wants, and desires in light of #1 and #2
  4. consolidate your learning from #1, #2, and #3 to frame your considered approach
  5. discuss your #4 approach with your children in light of number #2
  6. ask your grandkids about the ways and means they want to interact with you
  7. discuss #6 insights in light of #5
  8. review your approach in light of the two questions in 1))
  9. use your intuition and logical reasoning to review #1 through #8
  10. Celebrate where you are with the approach you have by enjoying your favorite drink
  • from a kinship perspective — family dynamics
  • from friends of the family perspective
  • from direct social (sports, regularly scheduled) groupings with whom the grandchildren interact
  • from indirect social (irregularly scheduled) groupings with whom the grandchildren interact
  • from the media channels from which the grandchildren listen, read, watch
  • from the grandchildren’s action — behaviors — consequences you witness
  • from the experience-based stories the grandkids share with you

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