Why Grandparents and Grandchildren Should Bond?
- Grandparents can share personal stories about history.
- Grandparents can teach kids lost skills such as sewing, gardening, and baking.
- Grandparents have gone through important life-changing events that your kids may eventually go through and ask advice for.
- Family history can be shared to kids.
- Kids can learn how to take jokes properly when grandparents show them how.
- Interesting stories from grandparents can teach kids how to listen well.
- They can bond over old games that the kids may end up loving.
Even if your elderly are in home care, it is important that your children get to bond with them. This is because they get to spoil their grandchildren not just in material things, but in influence as well. Your kids can learn a lot from you parents. Here are some examples:
Sharing of personal history
History could be a completely different learning experience when children hear it directly from someone who has experienced it. They can learn how life was during wars and how events happened from the eyes of your parents. A greater sense of appreciation is developed especially when your kids get to compare how life was then and now. Also, personal stories are easier to remember than having to memorize names and dates on a book.
Learning lost skills
With the age of the internet and technology taking over people’s lives, a lot of old traditions have been lost. However, some of these skills are able to survive and are still useful today. Skills such as sewing, gardening, and baking are still relevant today; and your parents can be the ones to pass them to your children.
Enlightening life lessons
You may have gone through a life changing event once, but your parents have gone through them multiple times. For this reason, they are more credible when it comes to giving life lessons and advice to your children. All of you could turn to them for advice regarding a certain event in your life that they have already been through. For sure, they will be happy to help you out with your problems.
Imparting family history
Any mysteries about the family that your kids are curious about can be solved by your parents. They can tell your kids all about the family tree; they can answer questions pertaining to your ancestry. Maybe they’ll even share a funny or embarrassing story about them.
Telling jokes to one another