How to become the grandparents from heaven

Published: Monday, March 25 2013 11:10 a.m. MDT

Is being a wonderful grandparent nature or nurture? Maybe a little of both. Here is a list of ideas that will help you become grandparents sent from heaven.
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AreaReader
Suburbs, AZ

"Experts agree that when children have meltdowns, trying to soothe or distract them sends the message that it’s okay to lose control."

Experts agree? I didn't think that experts agreed on anything regarding raising children, and if a few of them do happen to agree, just give things a few years and the advice will change.

Dennis
Harwich, MA

Being a good grandparent means giving both you kids and grandchildren a LOT of space. If you're involved with them more than twice a month it's selfish interference, not love.

Don Bugg
Prince Frederick, MD

I think I can understand why Dennis feels as he does, but I can't understand what makes him think he is in a position to establish "twice a month" as a universal standard. The frequency of grandparental involvement is going to vary a great deal from family to family, and there's no reason to think more than twice a month is necessarily equal to "selfish interference."

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Being a good grandparent means giving both you kids and grandchildren a LOT of space. If you're involved with them more than twice a month it's selfish interference, not love."

Wow... I would love to know the justification of this statement. Twice a month. I am not a grand parent... but I think I would disagree with this kind of a "rule" and judgement behind the motivation... pretty much 100%.

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