Grandparents are normally sweeter and more lenient towards their grandkids as compared to how they were with their own kids. Grandparents have the tendency to spoil their grandchildren but it is best if grandchildren will have fond memories of their grandparents because for sure, these memories will last forever.
If you are a grandparent and you want your grandchildren to remember you lovingly, you can plan the following activities with them:
- Share something with them. – Perhaps you have never entrusted anyone to see your coin collection, some of which you have acquired from from old relatives. You can show it to them and give some details why some of the coins are truly special to you.
- Make a memory box – If there are some items that you would like to pass down to your grandchildren, now is the time to look for them and place them in a memory box. You can also tell your grandchildren to do the same so they can pass it on to their future grandchildren.
- Cook together – It is very likely that you have a recipe that you have followed for a long time and you want your family members to know how to cook it in the future. You can bond with your grandchildren by letting them help you with the preparation of the food. At the same time, they will learn the right process in doing the dish.
- Listen to your grandchildren – Your grandkids would need to vent out sometimes and just complain about the things that you are experiencing. The best thing that you can do is be there for them and listen to what they have to say. At the same time, be there for them if they need advice about life in general.
Can you still think of other things that you can do in order to bond with your grandchildren effectively? Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.