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Satisfied With Your Relationship With Your Grandkids?
Whether someone calls you grans or gramps, or just mom or dad, this episode of Self-Care Hacks will give you seven hacks a better relationship. Improving your relationships will help you take better care of yourself because improved relationships mean less stress and more joy.
As a grandparent, you’re positioned in a unique place. You get to help shape a new generation (without going through years of diaper duty). You can act as a mentor, or just find yourself delighted with all the things that your offspring’s offspring say and do.
Before our daughter and her husband brought a child into this world, I had no idea why everyone raved about attaining grandparenthood. Now I know. For the past four years, we’ve forged a long-distance relationship with one of the most amazing little boys. Ok, I might have a distinct bias, but I get to rave about him because I’m the grandma.
As the first grandkid, our grandson has naming rights. He calls me ‘Abula’ (a speech-delayed three-year-old’s attempt at ‘Abuela’) and he calls Pedro ‘Abwaydo.’ So much more fun than grandma and grandpa or memaw and papaw.
Whatever the name your grandkids call you, you want them to call you–especially when they turn into teenagers and have their own cell phones. These seven hacks will help you enhance your relationship with your grandkids, whether they’re one or 21.
You can find the FREE Love Languages quiz here. They also have versions appropriate for teens and younger kids.