What Can Children Learn from their Grandparents?

@Gabugs (1755)
United States
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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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Apr 16
It is a lucky child who spends time with a kindly grandparent.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Indeed yes @judyev I believe so. However, its sad, most children do not seem to value this blessing today.
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Apr 16
@Gabugs Did we ever value any of our blessings? Mostly it's only as we get older that we appreciate such things.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@JudyEv Yes indeed, that's human nature.
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Apr 16
Grandparents take their time and show children how to do things.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
That's so true @jstory07 They not only have time, but also keen interest and patience with their grand-kids.
@LadyDuck (171673)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
The mother of my father lived with us and I have spent a lot of time with her when I was a kid and later when I was a teenager. She was a wonderful woman, I learned a lot from her.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
@ladyduck How wonderful that you had this lady in your life. I'm sure the lessons learned from her will be long cherished by you.
@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
@ladyduck How nice to know that. Its nice of you to acknowledge this as well.
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
I agree, and grandparents often have more time to spend with the children than their actual parents do.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
You are absolutely right Janet. Besides, they look forward to spending time with them with love and interest.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Apr 16
They can learn a lot from almost any older person, they have so much knowledge if we just listen to them
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
You are absolutely right. But not many youngsters today, have the time or interest to talk, listen and spend time with the elderly @mom210
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@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
You are absolutely right on this score @mom210 Most elderly people yearn for company and delight in the company of youngsters.
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@TRBRocks420 (81286)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 16
I agree I learned most things I know from my Grandparents.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• 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.
@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
23 Apr 16
@trbrocks420 How nice of you to acknowledge and value the lessons you imbibed from your grandparents. KUDOS!
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@JohnRoberts (61433)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr 16
I should hope so. I wish there was not so much prejudice against older folks by the young who could stand to learn a few life lessons.
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@Gabugs (1755)
• 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.