5 Friends Every Grandparent Needs

From the friend who knows the grandparenting ropes, to the one who makes you stick to your exercise routine, surround yourself with this friendship posse.

By Denise Schipani
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Great article. It not only specified the friends I need, but also specified the kind of friend I wan to become.

pemded on 2014-04-28 11:39:03

I know a lot of grandmas, but I don't have 5 female "friends." I have a lot of associates. Maybe since I am about to become a grandma some of my associates can become friends or at least allies I can call on when needed! I would like more friends so maybe my grandchild can help me with this! As of this article I would say I have "3" female friends and 2 of them are grandmas, and the other "1" is my only child, who is about to make me a GRANDMA!!!!

grannytobe on 2012-09-30 09:57:26

@ Audrey - I'm so sorry about the loss of your friends and family! IDK if you mean that they passed away or if they simply drifted away b/c you were, once again, raising a child (the syndrome I spoke about in my post below). But I'm glad to see you came over to talk to us in Grandparents Caring for Grandkids! And I hope that, in time, you come to feel that the members there are your "new friends," if only online. : - )

rosered135 on 2012-09-30 08:04:15

I think this is great. However in the past several years I have lost just about all of my best friends and family too. The sad thing about this is that my grandson, who I have custody of is now 16 years old and I have a lot more time to spend with them. It is not easy to make new friends at my age (68) but I am still very active and want people to go places with. He no longer wants to spend time with me but prefers his friends company. I usually take him to Florida during Spring and Fall Break at school but he would not go this year because he didn't have a friend that could go with us. I need advise and new friends to spend time with. Audrey Ralston

audrey.ralston@att.net on 2012-09-29 12:11:08

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