Piggybacks and lap sacks is what we have always wanted from them but now when then need us we don’t love them enough or even care for them as much as they require.The kids they bring into this world are not the responsibility of yourparents, or more specifically your children'sgrandparents.Grandparents love to see their grandchildren, and are often willing to go out of their way to see them.It's quite a nice relationship to see the new members of the family with their wise, older kin.

We need to learn a matter of fact that whatever we are today is because of our parents and hence our parents are because of their parents, i.e. our grandparents. They have done their deal and raised their family, so they do not need an additional burden. Many older folks are either too polite to tell their kids how they feel, or they wish to avoidconfrontation. Often parents drill it into the child's head that the adult is always right, and no matter, what, we shouldrespectthem. While certainrespectis due to every elderly person, there is only so muchrespecta child will give.

After that, a child will giverespectwhere he feelsrespectis due, and no matter what you do, once your child grows up, if he feels an elderly person is not to be respected, the child will not hesitate before being short with such elderly person.You can allow theirgrandparentsto spoil their grand children, but make sure theycheckthe childrenifthe theyare ever rude to them.

This does not mean that you should quash every argument at the outset. Let the children and theirgrandparentsspeak their mind, but at the same time make sure that your children are not rude. If they back-answer once and get away with it, they will do so again, so you need to make sure that you check them the very first time they back-answer.

Many grandparents do what they can by making excuses, or if they have the money to fly to destinations for lengthy times.This accomplishes twogoals; one the grandparents get the time to spend with each other which theyhave worked for all their lives, and two; the young adults actually have to deal with raising a family and not juggling their time schedule around thegrandparents.It's a tonic needed for a young couple with children.

They are the heritage carrier in our lives. They have those important anecdotes on which we laugh. They deserve respect as they have seen the world more than us and are extremely experiences with their old school humour. They are our saviours.

2



  2

Profile of Leena Kaushik
Leena Kaushik  •  11w  •  Reply
Great work, that's basic manner a person should lead his life