Grandparents are special. They offer sage advice, wisdom, and wonderful “listening ears.” Sometimes, especially when mom and dad aren’t around, they let their grandkids get away with things their parents won’t.
President Jimmy Carter recognized the importance of grandparents when he made Grandparents Day a national holiday in 1978. The holiday falls on the first Sunday after the Labor Day weekend, this year on Sep. 13.
Grandparents often give so much and expect so little in return, other than time and contact with their grandchildren. How can you and your children show love and appreciation for their grandparents? Here are some of my favorite family-tested ideas that celebrate and honor the important roles that grandparents, and great-grandparents, play.