Grand, very grand parents!
Hoping on a Monday that it will be Friday soon ...
for many this is a clear case of “wishing your life away”.
And it is not what you want for your kids.
You know you're lucky when your parents have strong ties with your children, you are grateful for the support they can give and for the love that is between them. It works both ways: Your parents enjoy your kids' company, they learn lots of new things too and keep up with what moves and interests the young generation (including some great music they would probably never have known without being prompted).
But there is much more to this relationship:
What will remain with your children forever is their early perception of maturity and eventually of old age - your parents have the power to shape their perspective!
Experience, knowledge, physical and mental powers and of course age itself - all these things can only be as great as the personality behind it.
Kids who grow up in positively challenging dialogue with older generations develop empathy and interest in others sooner, are less driven by fashions and trends, ask more questions and pay more attention to social and political issues.
Young-at-heart. The senior players.
Artists like conductors, painters, authors or actors are known to carry on as long as possible, so are many scientists. They don’t have to work and it is not work - not in the tedious sense - they long to follow their interest and passion.
In a Global Native family, kids find a positive approach to all age groups and time frames. They learn how to make a Tuesday as good as a Sunday. They learn that their life can be as fulfilling at 77 as it is exciting when they are sweet seventeen.
“Don’t go wishing your life away!”
Our children's grandmas and grandpas are role models for this. Their active contribution is invaluable. K
Grandparents are smart, experienced folks. To be a care giver to grand-children is not their god-given duty, it is a favour they grant us and a joy they allow themselves.
Grandparents are an irreplaceable asset! Find out more.
Please see the Case Studies for truly inspiring tales!
Case Studies. Stories about some pretty cool grandparents!