Grandparents are not born. They develop over time. Marinated in experience and love. Grandparents have had the opportunity to learn and relearn life’s lessons over the years. First as a child then parent and if so blessed, grandparent. Bring Up Nana is a resource for parents and grandparents who are looking for opportunities to create meaningful communication between the generations.
Jean Yarger has been an elementary and middle school teacher, business owner, entrepreneur, wife, parent, and now grandparent. She is an avid gardener and enjoys watching the wildlife in her garden. When grandchildren arrived, she related stories about the creatures in her garden, their daddy when he was a boy and about their great and great, great grandparents. She became the bridge between the generations and realized the need for parents and grandparents to share our experiences and create opportunities for meaningful communication that will inspire the next generation.
I asked our son to set the table for dinner and a fight erupted. “Why do I have to set the table? You always ask me to set the table. Can’t he set the table?” Our oldest said while pointing to his little brother. With that, youngest son, thinking he needed to defend...
Love happens the moment you are told you are going to be a parent. logic is what we need to teach our children and they are learning it by watching us. Patience is something parents learn. The earlier we learn it the better! Inspiration occurs when you are in the right place at just the right time to share a meaningful learning experience with your child.