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Grandparents

Don’t be caught off guard

Children of all ages need role models they can trust.  Technology is a powerful influence but it is fleeting and rarely personal.  Grandparents, however, have wisdom, patience, and the encompassing love for their families that make them ideal mentors.

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Guardian Moms

Do you know women who are caregivers and helpers making a difference in the lives of children? Please don’t forget to celebrate them this Mother’s Day, too!
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The Gift of Experience

We really have many more things we can do as grandparents than buy stuff or sit idly while watching them watch some lighted screen. Below is a starter menu of ideas.
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The Point of Birth2Work for Me

My work life doesn’t look like other people’s and I tell [my daughter] why so she understands. Life is a series of choices and, after the insanity of my marriage/family death year, I didn’t want to be blown asunder again if I could help it.
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Mimi M.

“I took this class because I wanted to be a better grandmother than I was a mother.”

Times haven’t changed that much

From the time humans started living long enough to become grandparents, children were taught to revere them. The elders recalled and passed on the foundational values of the community, taught lessons learned from real-life experiences, and held the family stories that later generations cherished. Indeed, the success of humanity lay in the continuous generational relay of successes and failures.

Similarly, as grandparents today, you’ve also seen and experienced far more than you grandchildren have. The experiences of your youth are more than likely different from what children see today. Set that aside. Grandparents have wisdom, patience, and the encompassing love for their families that make them ideal mentors.

Leading Your Child to Success:
How to become a mentor

Technology is not the basis for your relationship

One of the fears many grandparents have is that they need to be tech-savvy in order to have a strong relationship with their grandchildren. Nothing could be further from the truth. Technology is a powerful influence, but it is fleeting and rarely personal. Children of all ages need role models they can trust.

Leading Your Child to Success is a course that can help you, as a grandparent, understand how to re-energize your thoughts about the importance of family, the values you share, important milestones in your grandchild’s life, and activities you can put in place to strengthen your relationship. This course is for anyone regularly involved in the life of a child. That means you!

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Birth2Work is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
(Tax ID# 51-0137861).

Our mission is to enable anyone involved in the life of a child to become a confident leader in preparing children and families for a successful future. We embrace future parents, current parents, grandparents, and the beloved friends and community who help us raise all of our children together. 

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