According to the Legacy Project, children benefit emotionally and socially from relationships with grandparents in multiple ways. They have a better perspective of their own history. They gain life skills and confidence and are less likely to adopt self-destructive behaviors (such as drugs) while doing better in school. Grandparents can also provide moderate spoiling and undivided attention that parents can’t always and may not want to do. They can be a confidant and help develop new interests in their grandchild. Plus, they just give kids a chance to interact with people who are outside their usual social circles. There are also benefits for the older adults and parents. So what is there to do for Twin Cities Grandparents and their grandkids?
While most of our calendar events work just as well for grandparents as for parents, there are some options that are geared toward inter generational bonding. Check out these ideas the next time you are looking for fun with the grandkids!