At 1227 words, this article suggests ways to encourage deep friendships between grandparents and grandchildren despite the miles between them. These friendships definitely count as great riches, the grand prize, to kids and grandparents, alike.
Unmonitored candy consumption, later bedtimes, relaxed dinner table manners — it would seem that to be a grandparent is to indulge others. That is to say, in the company of our children we can witness our parents practicing a different style of “child-management” than the one we were raised with. After all, “It’s a grandparent’s prerogative!”
Well, it’s time to turn the tables! Spoil those grandparents rotten with fun experiences and memorable gifts this September. At 700 words, this article suggests a number of great activities to do with the kids as a way to honor your parents, in-laws, or other mature adults who act as grandparents in your lives.