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“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the
lives of little children.”
Grandparents can work miracles. They can also push boundaries. It’s a delicate balancing act that no one
gets exactly right. That includes Mom and Dad — whose expectations of grandparents can vary greatly.
Sometimes, within the same hour. Thus, “grandma” and “grandpa” often must figure out how to keep
everyone happy. Not an easy task.
For example, special treats can make a grandkid’s day, but can also draw accusations of “spoiling.” Too
much discipline from a grandparent might spark charges of being “out of touch.”
Take some time on this National Grandparents Day to show how much they mean to your family.
Definitive rules don’t really exist for this job description, so each grandparent must find his or her way.
They’re dealing with grandkids of course, but also a set of parents (obviously) and (quite possibly)
in-laws. Toymaker Fisher-Price recently published a guide to grandparenting. Atop the list? Making sure
“help from you is helpful.” That one piece of advice might just solve a lot of issues — not to mention
Just like becoming parents for the first time, we can only learn from experience. Join us as we explore
the rewarding (and emotional) relationship between grandparents, parents, and children.
And remember the stardust.