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Grandparent Tips – Be Positive Role Model For Your Grandkids

Grandparents and Grandchildren

Grandparents and grandchildren have a special bond that lets them look at each other as each others hero’s. First let me say that I don’t believe that all grandparents are role models. However I do believe that most grandparents are. The best definition that I can see is from Wikipedia and that being… (The term generally means any “person who serves as an example, whose behavior is emulated by others) That really is a role not to be taken lightly. If someone is watching and duplicating your behavior then you want your behavior to be something you can be proud of someone duplicating.

Be a person whose behavior and perspective conforms with that which society or other sociable groups expects of a person in his or her place, who has grown to be an example for others to copy. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want your grandchildren to do or at least if you do and your grandchildren know, at least give them a good reason why.

Grandparents and grandchildren have a bond and you know that they will be watching everything they you do so be careful that you don’t do something you are not proud of little alone think that you could be teaching your grandchildren to do. Sometimes a role model can be a hard thing to live up to but if we like it or not our grandchildren already see us as role models,so act like one. What exactly make a role model.

  • Be a person who serves as an example to others
  • Be what society or other social groups think you should be
  • Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want your grandchildren to know or do
  • Be someone they can look up to and pattern themselves after
  • Be someone worthy of being imitated because every child needs a role model
  • Don’t pretend to have all the right answers, let them know you don’t know everything
  • Be positive and willing to help them with everything

Last but not least, build a place where your grandchildren are encouraged to be productive. Stay away from generating the pressures that will lead to your grandchild feeling like a failure if they have not accomplished the same level of accomplishment as their role model(s). Your grandchild may not become famous but they should feel that their contribution in life can be of the same importance. Always strive to make your grandchildren feel special because they are. Enjoy every moment because not everyone looks to you as a role model.

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Jacquelyn Dunn

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