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Bonding With Grandchildren


Bonding with grandchildren takes away the feeling of loneliness in old age. Besides taking the grandchildren out, there are other ways of bonding with them. Here is how you can bond with your grandchildren.

Bonding with grandchildren is something that grandparents are eager to do once they get to know about the birth of their grandchildren. In most of the cases it comes naturally to them as they are so utterly affectionate towards them. From the perspective of the grandparents, bonding is essential due to the fact that although there are a whole lot of activities around them, there is a persistent feeling of loneliness in old age.

Grandparents are eager to have their grandchildren like and love them; they look forward to seeing them and most importantly make them feel wanted and important in the family. There is a little bit of effort that is required to be made by grandparents in order to ensure that the bond is created and then it needs to be nurtured. Basically it is not really difficult to maintain an active relations hip with your grandchildren.

Play With your Grandchildren

Children need companionship and the easiest way to come close and enter their world is by offering to play with them. This requires a bit of patience as you need to behave and react according to the mood of the kid. Once the grandchildren realize that you are willing and feeling happy to spend time with them and playing with them on their terms, they will readily bond with you. You can also introduce the child to some exciting games like play acting that deals with fairies or animals or monsters, and kids are always thrilled by these sorts of games.

Other Activities

Sports and games are a great way to bond with children. They can be outdoor games that the kid is already interested in and those that you can participate in. even watching matches in the stadium or playground with your grandchild and cheering them works to create and develop a bon just as well. You can also do a bit of gardening together and this will also help the kid learn a lot about plants and become environment friendly.

Read Out

Reading sessions are constructive, fun and highly educative. Children usually love to read and you can play a great role in helping the kid to develop this habit. Grandparents can instill into the little kids the love of books and this will help him immensely in education and life in general. Get some interesting set of books that are for kids and it is important that encourage the kid towards story telling and reading by actually reading out to them when they are very small, that is, when they not yet able to read by themselves. The urge for stories will grow and they will become naturally inclined to peruse this interest further as they gradually grow up. They will automatically bond with you as they will be able to share their thoughts and interests with you.

Plan Small Trips

Taking the grandchildren out for a small morning or evening work can be a great way top bond with the little one. Talking and sharing experiences as you walk in the park or by the beach or through the trees or even an evening stroll in the streets is a relaxing way to get to know each other well and the understanding develops and this matures into a life long bond. Make sure that the conversation is suitable for their age and is not preachy but interesting; there should be a scope for them to participate in it as well.

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How can one create bond with the grandchildren? What are the ways of bonding with grandchildren? How does bonding with grandchildren, help in the relationship?
medha medha
yes we say old age is another childhood. so bond between grandchildren and grandparents are very strong. their thought process may be different but the innocence is the same....
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Jack Jack
The easiest thing in the world is to bond with your grand children. Despite of the generation gap, the thought process of kids and their grand children is pretty much the same. The only thing you have...
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