7 Nicest Things You Can Say to a Grandparent

“Your grandchild is adorable” is just the start. Here, columnist Bev Beckham tells her favorite compliments.

By Bev Beckham
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Delightful article! We grandparents hear so much about what WE should and shouldn't say - it's great, once in a while, to hear about what other people should say to us! While I don't think all GPs would necessarily react the same way to all of the suggestions - some of us dont' like it if we feel a compliment is "insincere" and there are even those, I know, who are not so eager to hold that new baby (afraid of dropping him/her or whatever) - I think a lot of them and some other positive comments would be appreciated by many GPs.

My personal favorite is #4. And that's even though I see my grandkids several days a week, as their regular "nanny granny." Somehow, it's aways good to know that they enjoy being with you and look forward to seeing you again.

As a matter of fact, if you're a nanny granny (or grampie, etc.), I'd love to have you come and talk with us in Grandparents Caring for Grandkids. Same if you're raising your grandchildren or helping to raise them. Or if you're another kind of relative caregiver for kids or have been or will soon be in this position. If you're interested, just click on Community (at the very top of this page or on the bottom) and scroll down the Index till you see us (we're in about the middle of the page, in the section called "Grandparenting.") Hope to see you there soon!

rosered135 on 2013-10-18 11:00:23