Living to leave a legacy for the next generation
We are not called grandparents because we have been retired from the parenting process. We are called “grand” because we have been promoted!
You’ve Been Promoted!
Those blessed with the gift of grandchildren are called to inspire and nurture the faith of the next generation as life’s greatest privilege and priority. Other than moms and dads, no one carries more stature and inherent authority in the lives of children than grandma and grandpa.
Grandparents can concentrate on more of the emotional and spiritual needs of the children because they usually do not carry the burden of the day-to-day priorities such as baths, meals, laundry, etc. Those duties most often fall to the parents, giving grandparents a unique and exalted position when it comes to influencing the next generation.
Having influence is not the same as using influence. Every time you invest in your grandchild before the age of 12, you make a “deposit” into the influence bank. The goal is to have enough in that bank to influence your grandchild through the teenage years and beyond. Commit to making significant deposits!
Life Stage Pointers & Idea Cards: Grandparenting
Life Stage Pointers provide a Catholic Christian perspective on common family seasons and challenges.
- Grandparents: Influencing GrandchildrenGrandparents in the 21st century face a mix of new opportunities and challenges. Extended life expectancy hasContinue reading “Grandparents: Influencing Grandchildren”
The Idea Cards help you make faith conversations easy by providing simple activities you can do in one evening.
- Grandparents: Passing on a Strong Christian LegacyBest Use:To guide memorable faith discussions with your grandchildren. Nutritional Value:Helps you launch frequent faith discussions in order to passContinue reading “Grandparents: Passing on a Strong Christian Legacy”
- Mealtime Prompts: Reflecting on the PandemicDiscussion guide to help your whole household look back over the past few months Best Use:To guide as a dinnerContinue reading “Mealtime Prompts: Reflecting on the Pandemic”
- Grand Ideas: Connect with Your GrandchildActivities and Ideas to Connect with Your Grandchild Best Use : Make a plan, mark your calendar and make itContinue reading “Grand Ideas: Connect with Your Grandchild”
- Long-Distance GrandparentingIdeas for Intentional Connections with Grandchildren Who Live Far Away Though your physical contact may be limited, you can stillContinue reading “Long-Distance Grandparenting”
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