Grandparents will probably enjoy this one  more than parents.

The Laughing Housewife posted a Longer version.  She got it from Will and Guy. I made it shorter. I wanted it to be a Pinterest Poster from Cranky Old Lady.

Parenting thoughts about grandparents

As Bill Crosby said, “A grandchild is God’s reward for raising a child.” Others have called it revenge.  I am grateful I can be a strong part of my grand children’s life, but I am equally grateful they are not mine to care for day after day, night after night. As a grandparent, here are some tips that play off the Cranky Old Lady’s poster.

Tip one: Be grateful if your children’s grandparents are around and helpful.

Tip two:  Occasionally listen to your children’s grandparents advice.  They might be over thirty, but that does not make them stupid, just as being under thirty does not necessarily make you a genius.

Tip three: Because they adore you and adore their grandchildren, you parents are the safest place for you to vent  unhappiness and anger.  Do so, but abide by the 1 to 5 rule.  Try to talk happy talk at least as often as you complain about any thing.  If your complaints are directed toward your parents, give kindness and appreciation at least twice as often as you criticise/

Tip four: Nurture your parents regularly.  The more they do for you the more you need to show your appreciation.


Parenting is difficult and often a struggle as you must know by now. You are doing the best you can, as did your parents. Too much blame is cast on parents for things they did or didn’t do. A part of staying emotionally strong is knowing  what you control and what you do not control, then doing the best you can.

If the best you can is exhausting you, robbing your, your parents’  and your children’s life of joy and happiness, seek professional help. You deserve the good life. Your children and parents need you to be happier.

Remember that liking, commenting, or sharing is an act of social media kindness. It strengthens you and helps me and others. Maybe this will help some one laugh.

As always, thank you for your support, it means a great deal to me.


DISCLAIMER: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS FOR I HAVE DYSGRAPHIA. If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I have dysgraphia which means that sometimes my sentence structure is not that easy to follow or I make other errors. Still, most people understand me. All of my books are professionally edited, but not all of my blog posts are. Thanks for your understanding and reading my work.


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When Good Kids Do Bad Things: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers
Tame the Test Anxiety Monster
Parents Are People Too: An Emotional Fitness Training Program for Parents  How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting. 

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