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At the same time, grandparents


can notice aspects a harried parent may miss and, if handled carefully, can provide important insights. “I was known as the ‘fairy mom’, offering magic, art and imagination. I was grateful my own mother was there, too, because one child needed more


structure and stability than I was providing,” says Tucker, a mother of four. “She gave me mindful feedback without making me feel like she was trying to usurp my role.” Moon suggests practicing “right


speech”—messages that are positive, affirming and loving—with everyone.


CONSCIOUS GRANDPARENTING


Create new memories, but also share old stories. “Kids want to hear about how their parents were as children, and it gives them a sense of history,” advises author Susan Moon.


Be open to learning new technology to communicate across the generational divide. “While grandparents learn about the world of social media from their grand- children, they can also encourage them to cut back on checking their cell phones in favor of interpersonal activities,” says art therapist Patricia Salem.


When visiting grandkids, especially if they live in different cities, “Always have


some ‘grandma magic’ up your sleeve—like games, puzzles or craft projects that can be collaborated on—to maximize precious time together,” suggests Moon.


Invite grandchildren to try out meditation or breathing techniques practiced by their elders. “It can help lessen the stresses they encounter in school and at home,” says Salem.


“Be careful to foster cooperation rather than competition in any shifting rela- tionship with a child-turned-parent,” advises psychotherapist Carolyn Tucker. Otherwise, it can create chaos, undermine a parent’s confidence and strain relationships.


For more advice on being a great grandparent, visit GrandparentsLink.com.


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