Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Attention All Grandparents

Hi! It used to be so easy being a grandparent!
It just happened and you went with it….but in today’s ever changing family structure it’s just not true! As grandparents we are meeting daily challenges and hopefully dealing with them in constructive and original ways. Have you ever gotten off the phone with your adult child and felt so frustrated because it wasn’t the communication you wanted it to be. Sometimes it seems much simpler and less personal to send a simple message by email or text.

Our names are Ann Obsatz and Sue Bayer and both of us have been in the field of early childhood education for many years. We both have grown children and grandchildren.

While parenting advice is abundant, Grandparenting has been sadly neglected. The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent can be wonderful and filled with pure love and joy, or very stressful.

Let us share grandparenting joys and conflicts.
We’ll work together to come up with strategies and techniques that might actually work.

Words are very powerful. It’s not only what we say but the way we use the words that can make all the difference when dealing with the people we love.

Check in with us often to see what’s new in our ever expanding “Bag of Tricks”.

By the way, if you know any grandparents, please spread the word about our blog.

Sue and Ann.


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