Want to enhance your grandchildren's lives in ways that last a lifetime? Well put away your wallet and encourage kids to develop personal skills rather than accumulate playthings.
Grandparents are uniquely qualified in three specific ways to best encourage skills that make a world of difference when it comes to a child's future success:
- We have unconditional love for our grandchildren.
- We support and supplement the values instilled by our grandchildren's parents.
- We often have fewer work demands and outside obligations than the parents, hence more relaxed, one-on-one time with the grandkids.
Use your time, talents, and unique experiences to help instill important personal skills in your grandchildren by encouraging them to be:
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