Growing old is a privilege, but not everyone sees it that way. Many worry about what awaits them as they get older. Of course, there are new concerns that occur such as an aging body and being a little more vulnerable. But there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the golden years.
One of the purest bonds ever witnessed is the one forged between grandchildren and grandparents. The bond is mutually beneficial to both parties, and the fact that grandparents are often non-judgemental makes it comforting for grandkids to be themselves around them. The age gap also makes it easier for them to bond since both parties also have many things to learn from each other. You can enhance the bond further by doing these things:
It’s not uncommon for grandparents to assist with child-raising. In fact, it’s far more common than you might think: statistics show that 937,000 children are receiving care from grandparents, and on average grandparents provide 16 hours of care per child per week. America is one of the most expensive countries in the world for child care. The reasons behind this are many, but one of the key metrics is the number of children being enrolled in daycare. It has increased fivefold from the early 1990s, as more and more families need to become dual-income households to meet the escalating costs of living.
There is a bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. A special type of love exists between these two generations and often this is born of and nurtured by spending quality time together. There is no better opportunity for such time than grandparents as babysitters, but this quality time can also put a strain on the elderly.