A grandparent can be a special friend, mentor, and caregiver to a child. It can be a fun and rewarding relationship for everyone.
Whether you live far away, or in the same house, you can be a great support to your growing family. It’s important to remember to value your own experience as a parent, respect your children’s approach to parenting, and discuss your own wishes about frequency of visits or babysitting.
The Age Concern website has some tips on becoming a grandparent and making the most of the relationship between you, your child and your grandchild.
Family Relationships Online has information and advice for grandparents on family relationship issues.