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10 Things Your Adult Children Wish You’d Say to Your Grandkids

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10 Things Your Adult Children Wish You’d Say to Your Grandkids




Think back to your childhood. I bet you can repeat (probably verbatim and with all the right inflections) some of the “wise words” you heard your grandparents say. My grandmother was a Portuguese immigrant who loved coffee, cake, and laughter. She raised chickens, crocheted doilies, and made the most amazing Portuguese doughnuts. She dropped out of school after the fourth grade to work in the textile mills in Rhode Island, but she loved to read and encouraged me to do the same. Her favorite maxims included: “You may not be rich, but you can be clean,” “Hard work never hurt anyone,” and “Don’t spend what you haven’t earned.”Granny’s wholehearted commitment to her grandchildren enriched

our lives in many ways. It blessed my parents, too, because they knew we were safe in Granny’s care. Not only did she create a physically safe environment, she fostered an emotionally safe one, too.Now that I’m a grandmother, I want to follow her example and bless my adult children by the way I interact with my grandchildren. I know from my grandmother’s example that the words I say are important.If you share my desire to be a blessing, here are 10 things your adult children wish…



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