Old On The Outside But Young On The Inside- Our Beloved Grandparents
Grandparents are the second set of parents we have as children. From their endless advice and unconditional love to priceless gifts, we all have so many little anecdotes about our grandparents. While parents are out, trying to secure a better future for us, we always have grandparents by our side. And when it comes to answering our questions, they are way better than Google.
Our grandparents have a very special place in our hearts. For every child, they are an integral part of our childhood without whom, we cannot even imagine growing up. According to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, Grandparenting has been proposed as an ultimate evolutionary mechanism that has contributed to the increase in human life expectancy.
As the grandparents’ day is approaching, here are the reasons why growing up with them has been a blessing:
They touch our lives like nobody else
A study shows that 9 out of 10 adult grandchildren feel their grandparents influenced their values and behaviors. A child’s perspective of what constitutes a healthy relationship is shaped by the relationship he/she holds with grandparents. Children can experience grandparents love and positive relationship through a sense of emotional connection, unwavering support, and regular contact.
Their advice is always bundled with experiences
They act as a valuable source as they have many stories and experiences to share with us from their own lives. They can give better advice and help to raise children than anyone else. They also provide a link to a child’s cultural heritage and cultural history. The AGA survey indicates that 63% of grandparents can do better caring for grandchildren than they did with their own.
They care and nurture for us every minute, every second
With parents working outside of the home, it is the grandparents that play a vital role in raising children. As per the survey by MetLife, grandparents spend an average of $1700 on their grandchildren annually. The AARP survey shows that the most common items purchased by grandparents are clothing and books. They are an occasional babysitter or a paid childcare provider giving parents a sense of comfort knowing that they are leaving their children in safe hands.
They are the first best friends
Grandparents are the perfect companions to play with and have fun. They are the best friends to be with when it comes to using creativity and imagination to discover the spectacles of life. The study by Boston College in 2014 found that an emotionally connected relationship between grandparent and grandchild is associated with lesser symptoms of depression for both the generations.
They always teach us to find happiness in everything
They taught us to find joy in little things no matter what. Even if you feel sad or have nobody to talk to, read your favorite book and then have imaginary conversations with your favorite character.
They know how quickly childhood passes
So they want kids on their laps for as long as possible, they do not tell a child to stop acting like a baby, and they would never turn down a tea party invitation to wash dishes. In fact, after the tea party, they find a way to make washing the dishes fun and get the grandchild involved. They keep narrating stories and find meaning in the little joys of life.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. So, seek the blessings of grandparents and shower your love upon them, just as they do. This grandparent’s day, express your love for them by gifting a world of memories with our photo printing services to bring a smile on their face!