Generations Need Each Other…Wisdom

“The love of grandparents and grandchildren is often incredibly pure and powerful. I’ve noticed that most children who have known their grandparents grow up loving older people. They are like kittens that have been gentled and have learned to love humans.

I was talking to a friend, he was telling me how he grew up with his grandmother in the house with them, how great was that, he also told me how some people hate having one of the grandparents with them in the house… Weird!!

Children who haven’t had that privilege often regard older people as scary or, at best, irrelevant.

Believe me.. they have no idea what they are missing.

Grandparents provide gifts of caring, heritage, knowledge, self-worth, example, growing old gracefully, change, hope, happy memories and the gift of love and acceptance.

The life experience of being a grandparent often includes spending time with grandchildren. It is common to see grandparents and grandchildren together as many grandparents participate in their grandchildren’s activities and events. Some grandparents provide daily care for their grandchildren while some may be raising them on a full-time basis.

Being a grandparent is an exciting role that provides opportunities for creating lasting relationships that benefit both the grandparent and grandchild.

There is research evidence to document that caring adults can make a difference in children’s lives. Grandparents can be the caring adults who believe in their grandchildren and help them believe in themselves.

Grand parenting is a life state that most older adults will have the opportunity to experience. In fact, many will be great or great-great grandparents.

As a grandparent, they will have a variety of roles with their grandchildren, depending on how involved they will be with their grandchild and how they view disciplining of their grandchildren.

Regardless of the role they have with their grandchild, they will share their knowledge and wisdom.

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a special bond which benefits them both.

Sometimes, the family is sharing the grandparents’ house and sometimes the grandparent moves into the family’s house or apartment. Maybe your grandmother moved in with your family because she was having trouble living alone. Or maybe your grandparents take care of you in place of your mom or dad.

Being a grandparent is a big job, but grandparents have a lot of experience. They raised and cared for your parent when he or she was a kid! And grandparents have been the heads of households since the beginning of time. In our culture- grandparents are looked up to as a source of wisdom.

I can’t imagine how some people can hate having an elderly person like the grandparents in the house, or even hate taking care of them.. I was blessed at the time I had the chance to take care of my grandmother, I couldn’t be any happier, I used to have the whole world in my hands when she used to tell me (Allah Yerda 3aleaki Ya Setti)… Teata… Allah Ytawel 3omrek ya Rab…

5 Responses to “Generations Need Each Other…Wisdom”

  1. hamede Says:

    I agree,good post.

  2. Qabbani Says:

    waa3 my both grandma pass way :( poor me , any gandpa in KSA and me at home …

  3. Jano Says:

    i miss my grandma.. and my grandpa just got out of hospital thanks allah he’s fine now 7abeebe jedo :*

  4. Maioush Says:

    Hamede: Thank u, glad u like it
    Qabbani: i’m sorry to hear that, allah yer7amhom.
    Jano: 7amdella 3ala salmto ya rab, ma yshoof shar, yake care of him

  5. Nahser Says:

    keefek ya mai. . nice post :) . . hope the youth read this, ,& just can help themselves going in this life. . elderly have experience. . youth have strength. . both side by side. .experience & strength r needed. .yes
    in common I don’t respect ppl who neglect elderly. .bs “Allah” don’t 4get anything. .

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