Spending time with grandparents is one of the best things for children to do when growing up. Your children get to learn about the pasty history and ancestors, but also get to connect with someone who is different than they are. It can be hard to think about letting go of the family rules, especially when it comes to your parents or in-laws. The grandparents always mean well, but also just want to spoil the children, right?
It’s good to remember that allowing the grandparents to spend time with their grandchildren can bless their lives greatly.
Here are three ways the grandparents can spend time with the kids.
1. Planning activities
Let the grandparents take the kids out for some fun activities. Trust them that they will come up with good and safe things to do. The grandparents were once parents too and they know kids. They have a good idea what kids like to do and what will make them smile.
2. Preparing food
If the grandparents are going to be preparing food for the children, you should let them know about the allergies the kids have. Let them have fun cooking and feeding the kids things they normally do not eat. Allow your kids to have that second cookie, it could become one of their favorite memories with their grandparents knowing they could get an extra sweet when visiting them.
3. Let them love them
Grandparents have their own ways to show their love to their grandchildren. Let them enjoy time to love them. Grandparents want to be able to love their grand kids and be loved in return by them. Involve the grandparents in their lives by calling them and allowing them to spend time with them, if you don’t you are limiting the love that you and the children can have in their life.