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Posted on September 25, 2016 by Christine Crosby in grandchildren, grandparents, shared wisdom

A Little Shared GRAND Wisdom

We recently asked GRAND readers to share a little GRANDparent wisdom and delighted to share these pearls of wisdom.

Shared Wisdom

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself.” – Something pilots are supposed to know

Make sure you make time as husband and wife.  It is very easy to fall into everything about that beautiful baby but to make a marriage work for years you need couple times.

shared wisdom2nd – this one is my funny….teach your baby…Da Da Da….first..that way in the middle of the night they call daddy and you sleep…  Jeanne 

When my 26 year old daughter found out 10 years ago she was having twins the world caved in for her.  It was too much news and too overwhelming for her.  So you can imagine when the twins arrived safe and sound what the stress level was like.  Well, surprise to me she was the calmest breast-feeding mother of 4 pound twins ever to lay eyes on.

So never assume (ass(out of)u(and)me) that as the grandparent you have yourself ready for what is going to happen.  No, you don’t.  Be there.  Be flexible.  Be available.  Stay overnight and keep her company.  Burp one baby while she is burping the other.

I saw a quality in my daughter Shanna that I would have never suspected would shine through.  What a wonderful Mom she is, and she in turn, helped me to become a grandparent who is loved and feels part of her family.  That is all I ask for!  Patricia

What I have learned as a grandparent that the most important thing that I can give my grandkids is my time. I have bought many presents over the years but what they enjoy most and what I enjoy most is the time we spend together playing and laughing and enjoying our time together. This is what makes the most memories. Lisa

wisdomThe winner of our Shared Wisdom promotion received a Stokke front and back baby carrier

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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