Welcome to Planet Grandparent. A place where we share information, knowledge, and new ideas about how you can become grandparents who strengthen families, influence healthy development, have fun, and create wonderful memories with your grandchildren.
Today, we are grandparents in a much more complicated environment than in generations past. Families with young children face many stresses – both parents are usually working, so time is tight and they are often exhausted. Finances can be stretched and insecure. Families may be scattered, with limited support networks — living far from relatives.
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes: traditional, blended, single parent, multi ethnic, international, gay and straight. Different types of families can challenge our assumptions about what we are supposed to do as grandparents. We have to stretch and be flexible.
We hope that Planet Grandparent will inspire you to become a better grandparent. It will certainly provide you with tools and resources to do your best. It’s also a place where you can find answers to your questions and share experiences with other grandparents and grandparents-to-be.