Editor’s Note: From Oye! Times, we found this nice reminder of the importance of having grandparents in the lives of your children.
Written by Aaliya Imtiaz
Grandparents are the head of family and have a unique association with their grandchildren. Grandparents are the companions of grand children as they love to spend time with them and probably do some baby sitting on and off because it is impossible for parents to give all time to their children due to other responsibilities.
Grandparents are more relaxed than parents because they have completed their worldly responsibilities. The attention and etiquettes that are not being taught by you as parents, can be delivered easily by the grandparents. Grandparents have great love for their grandkids. In fact, they are your child’s first best friend. They shower their grandkids with special treats and lots of love.
Grandparents are the parents of parents and have a lot of life experience. They have wisdom and speak from their personal experiences. They are historians and teach a lot of things by sharing their experiences with grandkids.
They are a source of family history, cultural heritage, teaching values, instilling ethnic heritage and passion on family tradition. They teach them manners and advise them by relating different stories. The time that is being spent with grandparents is a special time in which grandkids learn more about their family stories and unique value system.
Grandchildren consider their grandparents as their best friend because they spend time with them and grandparents also make them feel like they are the center of attention and there is nothing more special than them. Grandkids share all things even secrets with grandparents without any hesitation, considering them their best friends because they encourage a child’s healthy development.