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10 ways to help children connect with their grandparents

Shikha Batra
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10 ways to help children connect with their grandparents

With families becoming smaller, children are losing out on the very beautiful and meaningful relationship that a grandparent has with a child. Grandparents are nurtures who can teach children the joys of sharing, pass on family traditions, and provide a holistic environment for their growth. And thanks to technology, it is now easy to maintain contact with them. Our blog discusses 10 ideas that will help children reach out to their grandparents.


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Pratima Mahapatra

| Jun 26, 2017

thanks a lot dear for this

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Shikha Batra

| Apr 10, 2017

hi Sourav Paul! how r u! u r right from your point of view but when u see things from their perspective,u would realize they are not wrong too. they have been there and done that. it's their love for your child that makes them defend him. please do the take it otherwise as they have no intentions to spoil him. u could calmly talk to them and share what u feel . I am sure they would definitely understand your point of view. hope this helps!

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Sourav Paul

| Jul 31, 2016

Hi, my parents mostly over pamper my 4 year old son and protect him from getting scolded when they commit mistakes. Doesn't it affect the values growing in the child? They try to fullfill all his wishes, regardless of whether that is good for him or not, is it ok to do so? Please share your views.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 27, 2015

Hi VenKat! I can understand how frustrating it could be when yr child is not able to comprehend what you speak and communicate with u. u could try following strategies to make him learn: 1. Research studies indicate child needs to be exposed 30% of his/her waking time to the language u want him to learn. So u need to spend more time with him and communicate in your language. You could begin with simple words like Mummy, Daddy, grandparents, and basic needs like water, milk,food etc. U could be in touch with him over phone and reinforce same words. 2. Write these basic words for yr in laws and they could reinforce the same. So every week add more words to his vocabulary. 3 if he is unable to understand u could explain through gestures and repeat the same. 4. U and yr spouse could use same language for the child. 5. I could buy picture books reinforcing same words. I am sure with continued exposure and repeated use, he would sooner or later pick up your language. Hope this helps!

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Venkat

| Sep 24, 2015

Hi my son stay with my in laws in kerala and my parents are in Chennai and he now speaks and understand his mother tongue (Malayalam) and my parents only know telugu (Love Marriage). Im in a kind of confused like how to make them connect. Even for me it is difficult to communicate to him since I meet him once a month and hardly know malayalam. Seeking some useful advice. please.

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Rashmi TP

| Sep 23, 2015

My daughter stays at her grandparents house until we go home. She is so attached to them that she wants to stay with them. Agreed with the article that kids learn a lot from their grandparents. Indeed my daughter has learnt a lot from them. I am lucky that way because she does fuss around food.

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krishnakali basu

| Sep 23, 2015

lovely

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Shikha Batra

| May 20, 2014

I must say ur kids are indeed lucky to have them around!

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Mathangi

| May 20, 2014

My son is always with his grandparents. I being a mother have to keep in contact with my son :( during his summer vacations who is 7 years old now. We have always been living in a joint family.

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Shikha Batra

| May 17, 2014

Thanks Aparna!

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aparna

| May 17, 2014

Beautifully written article.... indeed all this and more makes them "grand"parents... ;)

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