Even if the daughter-in-law enters the relationship with defiance, the wise mother-in-law can love the young woman into a friendly, supportive relationship in which love becomes mutual. Both need it.
These 35 ideas for interaction between grandparents (biological or not) and grandchildren are intended to trigger even more ideas for fun, teaching opportunities, social and emotional well being.
Born in 1906, my grandad, Frank Trigg, was an enterprising young man who ran his own upholstery business from his early 20s until he retired in his 70s, surviving childhood illness and two world wars.
On his first birthday, my grandchild faces a great future. With no control over that future, wishing is the least that we can do. Here are five long-term wishes for him. See the significance of five.
Do you have grandchildren coming for the week-end? Do your grandchildren live close by so you can spend lots of time with them? Here are some activities to do with your grandchildren.
My grandma Ivy Trigg (nee Garnham) grew up in Yorkshire, in the UK, in the early 1900s, in a district where families were so poor that children were often barefoot in the street.
Is it fair to love your first grandchild most? I think not. It's not fair to the other grandchildren that Grandchild Number One got a headstart on your heart.
A look back at the 1930s at some of the experiences of my grandparents, Frank and Ivy Trigg, who were bringing up two young children (my mum Audrey and my uncle, Ken) in Hunslet, Leeds, UK.
My first granddaughter will arrive soon. I will relay to her my vision of womanhood, sound of love, fragrance of family, flavor of wisdom, touch of heaven influenced by memories of my grandmothers.
My grandmother was the model of applied wisdom for a theology major doing his post graduate studies in wisdom literature. She was a character profile of age and wisdom to family members and others.