Grandparents, especially those who are raising their grandchildren, have the right to:
· Enjoy your grandkids.
· Feed them nutritious, balanced meals, and normal servings.
· Give your grandkids sandwiches if they reject dinner.
· Make play part of each day.
· Help with homework, but don’t provide answers.
· Teach grandkids basic manners.
· Ask grandkids to help around the house.
· Laugh at your own jokes even if they’re sappy.
· Ask permission to give grandkids hugs.
· Expect teens to provide who, what, when, where, why and how details.
· Set reasonable bedtimes and curfews.
· Use the word “no” when necessary.
· Teach grandkids how to budget and save money.
· Get grandkids to clean up their bedrooms and ignore the “moanie groanies.”
· Require drivers to fill the car gas tank when gauge reads one quarter full.
· Ask drivers to turn the car radio back to your favorite station.
· Stop loud music and phone calls after 9 p.m.
· Repeat stories even if your grandkids roll their eyes.
· Say “I love you” every day.
Copyright © 2017 by Harriet Hodgson