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My Rules For GrandParents


Grandparenting - Top Ten Rules! | Blissfully Domestic

I was recently invited to become a contributor over on the highly successful website, Blissfully Domestic. I will be blogging about none other than GRANDPARENTING, which as many of you know -- is a favorite topic of mine! For now, I have committed to post about once a month. The LDS GrandParent Place is where I blog specifically about being an LDS grandparent.

I decided to start out with a few tips for grandparents, which you could also consider to be RULES. At least that is what I have designated them as... Grandparenting - Top Ten Rules I'll be interested in knowing what you think about MY rules for grandparents?

By the way, if you haven't heard yet - I am expecting two more grandchildren, in about 8 week. Actually, these two new additions have due dates, five days apart. If that's not bad enough, both of my daughters live in two different states -- neither of which, is mine! Any bright ideas? LOL I'm still hoping for a miracle:-)

Since I am kind of a control freak, I've come up with a back-up plan. I'm considering offering a prayer, wherein I request that one daughter be two weeks early, and the other two weeks late. Is that bad? I guess it depends on which daughter you are! LOL

Okay, how about this... you all pray for ME, that I can be in the right place, at the right time -- when and where I am MOST needed?

tDMg
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7 comments :

  1. I think your grandparenting rules are right on target - especially supporting your children's parenting styles.

    I am glad I found your blog - thanks for your insights.

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  2. Cherie -

    I'm sooo glad that you agree with my grandparenting rules! LOL But in all honesty, I think the ONE rule that you point out, is probably one of the most important, for good family relations:-)

    Thanks for commenting.

    tDMg
    Kathryn Skaggs

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  3. Hey now...I read this blog and now I'm praying that your prayer about one of us being two weeks early and one two weeks late will be denied! :) Just so you know, we both plan on being induced at 39 weeks...but I'm pretty sure Laura is coming until you get here :) Great blog for parents too. Love you!

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  4. Great post! If you get the opportunity, would you please say a prayer for the requests listed on our main page: LighthousePrayerLine.org ?

    God bless you,
    Mark Seay

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  5. I read your 10 Rules for Grandparenting. I agree with it (mostly). I think that "respect the parents" should be included in there. And that giving sugary sweets is NOT the right of a grandparent (unless they want to pay for dental bills). :) Aren't there other ways to "spoil" a kid?

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  7. S Club Mama -

    I believe that "supporting" the parents of your grandchildren in their particular parenting style, includes that they respect the parents, and certainly shows that the grandparent does. Example is a powerful teacher.

    I never claimed that any of my grandparenting rules/tips are the "right" of any grandparent. I actually consider them a privilege. I only suggest them as a way to strengthen the grandparent/grandchild relationship. A small "sweet-treat" can be easily agreed upon with the parents of a grandchild. If they object to "sugar", then they can opt for sugarless. And, I never said anything about "sugary" sweets. I have often included other small items for my grandchildren that are not edible, which I think are "sweet". Grandparents are free to be creative with this tip, and I would encourage them to do so.

    The most important thing for any grandparent to keep in mind, is that they are/can be a very positive influence in their grandchildren's lives ~ and building a consistent relationship with each of them, is a great beginning!


    tDMg

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