Special Report: Granny Nanny: Raising your Grandkids
When it comes to raising grandchildren, there are pros and cons to be considered. Some people think that raising grandchildren is a great experience and enjoy interacting with them daily, while others feel as though it can be difficult and time-consuming. Here are four things to keep in mind when raising grandchildren:
1. It is important to set clear and concise expectations for when you will be able to see your grandchildren. Some grandparents see their grandchildren as often as they want, while others need to be actively involved in raising them. It is important to make sure you have a clear understanding of when you can see your grandchildren and what role you will have in their lives.
2. It is important to set realistic expectations for how long it will take to raise grandchildren. It is often thought that grandchildren are a quick fix, but this is not always the case. It can take time and effort to raise grandchildren and there may be some gaps in communication between you and them. It is important to be prepared for this and make sure you have a plan in place.
3. It is important to have a regular routine for raising grandchildren. This means having set times and days for when you see your grandchildren and for how long. This will help you to keep track of your time and make sure you do everything to make sure you are a good grandparent to them.
4. It is important to be gentle with your grandchildren. There is a lot of pressure put on people to appear perfect and it is important to be gentle with your grandchildren. They are your grandchildren and you should be there for them, but also be realistic about what you can and cannot do.