Posted by: frankjwalker | May 28, 2013

Good Grandparents #2

2. Is part of the family system.

You are part of a growing family system. You may not be the commander anymore but you have an important part of this growing family. Take part and be a part of the system that you had a big part of making. It takes generations to grow a child up be an active part in the nurturing of your grand kids.

Here is the entire list:

A good grandparent

  1. Is first a good parent.
  2. Is part of the family system.
  3. Is a refuge for the kids and parents.
  4. Respects the parent’s rules.
  5. Is wise.
  6. Is not afraid to be playful.
  7. Takes the time to listen
  8. Doesn’t give advice unless it is sought
  9. Asks questions
  10. Has a piece of candy in their purse or pocket
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