As a grandparent living in this modern culture, you’ve probably experienced hearing about an important milestone in your grandchild’s life from a social media post. Because people’s lives are busier than ever, you may sense a disconnected between you and your grown children, which leads to feeling left out. This happens in most families from time to time, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t valued as a grandparent.
Think of it this way. When you were a young parent, (before social media), a lot of time was spent trying to keep up with life. Work, schedules, and household duties kept you hopping, didn’t they? There were probably many things you forgot to tell your own parents concerning their grandchildren’s milestones.
In light of that, I’ve come up with a few ways to stop feeling left out and take a healthy proactive approach to being included in your grandkids’ lives. Hopefully, these tips will help you communicate better, extend the invitation, and invest in what matters most. Here are a few things you can do when you feel left out as a grandparent.
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SOURCE: Crosswalk | Jennifer Waddle