Month: August 2022

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Sharing Stories From Your Childhood Friendships With Your Grands

Sharing stories from your childhood friendships with your Grands can be a lot of fun while teaching great lessons. Children and even young adults have a hard time imagining us as anything but older people. Seeing pictures and hearing stories of our early lives helps them to connect to us in different ways. I have …

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Being a Friend to Your Teen and Young Adult Grands

Being a friend to teen and young adult Grands may not be easy. At these ages, young people are breaking away from their parents and discovering who they are as individuals. It’s maturing work that needs to be done, but families often deal with rebellion and strife in this time period. For grandparents, it could …

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Understanding Friendships From Your Grands’ Point of View

Understanding friendships from your Grands’ point of view requires us to take a step back and remember not only the age and development of the grandchild but also some of our own experiences with friends. Remember the drama of friendship at a young age? “She said she isn’t my friend anymore.” or “If I didn’t …

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