How to Be a Grand Parent

How to Be a Grand Parent

Aren’t you envious of your child’s grandparents?  They get to wallow in all the wonderful stuff your kid does, thoroughly enjoying every moment without having to worry about how every little misstep or mishap will affect her future.  I bet you can’t wait to survive the tough task of being a parent and are looking forward to the glorious day when you become a grandparent yourself.

Well, a wise person once said, “Life is unpredictable – eat dessert first.”  And in my opinion, that idea should be applied to parenthood.  I have spent a lifetime studying the policies and practices of parents who have raised bright, happy, healthy, responsible, successful children.  And I can tell you that there is no one way to do it.  There are no rules, recipes, or formulas.  Furthermore, no one does it without making a few mistakes along the way.

What I have found is that being a fantastic mother or father is not a matter of aptitude, but rather attitude.  Especially in today’s world, it is those who view raising a child as an exciting, fun-filled adventure rather than an anxious discipline in which they are constantly being graded for their performance who are achieving the best results.

That is why it is so satisfying to see the mothers and fathers fully immersed in and thoroughly enjoying the activities at Romp n’ Roll with their little ones.  They may not yet be grandparents, but they are grand parents nevertheless.