We all believe in the power of guardianship. When we need it the most, a guardian can be God, a teacher, a parent, or mentor. Grandparents also hold a similar stature in many families. Their life experiences make them richer than the actual wealth they possess. And the biggest beneficiaries are grandchildren.
Most of us would have had a sumptuous childhood with love, correction, and care from all corners of the house. However, when it’s our children’s turn, many are distanced from grandparents and other relatives because of geography or lack of emotional attachment.
The benefits of living with grandpa and grandma are intangible because of the priceless relationships they build with their grandchildren. Let’s have a look at some of them.
As parents are preoccupied with making ends meet, children and their emotions are mostly unseen. Grandparents can become their point of contact for anything and everything. It can grow into a mutually helping relationship as old age loneliness gets eliminated with the presence of little ones around, and little ones will have a trusted source to rely on.
Grandparents are a great source of knowledge, experience, and inspiration. As long as children are open to interacting with them and vice-versa, time with grandparents can be engaging and fruitful with activities and life lessons.
The warmth children get from grandparents are irreplaceable. When they return from school, art classes, or sports coaching, having someone who cares for them unconditionally is a gift children can’t ask for at their growing ages.
These days most grandparents are aware of the academic requirements and spend time ensuring their grandchildren are focused. Their stories of childhood struggle and life success can be inspirational, which can mold them to be better individuals. Such children confide in their grandparents for their emotional backup.
Values and Bonding
When parents don’t have time to connect with other family members, grandparents are keen on maintaining their relationship with the rest of the family. Children who grow up seeing this are better social beings and are likely to believe in the value of relationships.