Traditional grandparenting in the 21st Century: The Simon Edwards Way™
As grandparents, you are an amazing reservoir of knowledge that your children would surely want to tap into – or do they think they know better than you?
Do you remember how they were when they were young and how it broke your heart to see them learning the hard way?
You are in a unique position to be the catalyst to bring the standards of the past into the modern world – you’re still a parent but now you are also a grandparent in an ever changing world of media, communications and materialistic values and times have changed.
Your parent’s may have appeared ‘old fashioned’ but you are young at heart, youthful and upwardly mobile, experienced and worldly wise.
You feel you have a responsibility to your offspring to show them what you have learned along the way because without you, they would not be here and would not be making the fundamental mistakes of parenting that you made.
So obviously you feel responsible and want to be able to impart that knowledge and experience, so your children are happy and your grandchildren can grow up to be balanced and healthy, intelligent, loving and happy.
However…times have changed more than you thought!
Are you frustrated with how your grandchildren appear to have little or no respect for your children and seem to spend their time on computers with hardly any social skills?
Do you get upset that they have no concept of the importance of social interaction, exercise and fun and their vocabulary seems to be focussed around mono syllabic grunts?
Do you go home vowing never to take them to a restaurant again as they embarrassed you?
Do you question your own children’s training of even simple skills like holding knives and forks properly and not messing around at the table?
Are you horrified at their language and knowledge of subjects that they really shouldn’t know about yet?
Are you questioning your children’s credentials to be parents and not agreeing with their apparent desire to be your grandchild’s friend and not their parent?
Are you finding it hard to express the fundamental importance of protocols, parameters and guidelines for children without sounding like a strict Victorian that is so out of touch with the modern world?
Simon believes that many of the traditional values of parenting are lacking in the busy and demanding world of double incomes, fast food and social media.
He will help you to find ways to share your ‘old fashioned’ ways as a parent and a grandparent for the benefit of your family, without the fear of ostracising and compromising your relationship with your child and their partner and of course those ‘little angels’ that you waited so long for.
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