What Can Children Learn from their Grandparents?
April 22, 2016 8:42pm CST
Children can learn some of the finest lessons in life from their grandparents. Grandparents want nothing more than having children’s best interests at heart. They are more than happy to share their time, talents and material resources with their grandchildren. Here are some of the BEST lessons children can learn from their grandparents: ~ Faith Grandparents have powerful faith in their Maker and in themselves. Their conviction of what is right and wrong enables them to bravely cope with the challenges and set-backs that tend to come by with aging. Children can learn the importance of trust and faith in a relationship. ~ Self-discipline Self-discipline helps children to maintain focus on goals and set priorities straight. This is one of the most important lesson children can learn as they begin to observe and emulate their grandparents. Being self-disciplined enables children to be in control of their lives and not fall prey to peer-pressure. ~ Appreciation Grandparents know how to appreciate each moment of life and look at it as an opportunity for growth. Children can learn from your grandparents the art of appreciating simple things like the beauty of things around, which one tends to take for granted. ~ Sharing Sharing one’s joys with others is one of the finest lessons children can learn from their grandparents. The power of loving and sharing allows children to be of value to others. Grandparents are always willing and happy to share their experience, wisdom and love with their grandchildren. Finally, children can learn from their grandparents example, how to value life in itself and for itself. They can learn that hectic pace of living or life filled with meaningless activities are not necessarily an indication of a useful life. Wise parents will happily encourage their children to spend more time with their grandparents.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
Its heartening to know that you have learnt a lot from your grandparents. I also take this opportunity to commend you for admitting this to yourself and others. Today, not many kids are appreciative of this blessing. Thanks for sharing and encouraging this timeless concept.
• United States
23 Apr 16
@johnroberts You are so right in your observation. Its sad that people have the impression that the elderly are outdated and they have no understanding of today's generation. In fact, it is the grandparents who can positively influence children's lives. Most parents today are busy providing for the family; in the bargain, they unknowingly overlook the emotional needs of children.