I offer coaching to parents of late adolescent and adult children and to grandparents .
If you want to have not just good, but wonderful, relationships with the younger generation, you and I can explore ways to make that happen.
Often, as we become the older generation, we find it harder than we expected to see and treat our grown children as adults. We don’t even realize what we’re doing until they confront us with their anger. Transforming our communications and behavior with them becomes a central task of this stage of our lives.
Similarly, setting appropriate boundaries around our roles as grandparents is another task. Sometimes we are pulled between responsibilities in our own lives and our children’s requests for help. Deciding how, and how much, we can help with our grandchildren needs to be clear to us and to our children.
Taking an active approach to grandparenting is another means through which we can improve relations with our children. As we create new kinds of experiences to share with our grandkids, we will also enrich our own lives--and have fun in the process!
So I invite you to visit my blogs listed above, read more of my thoughts on these central relationships in our lives, perhaps comment on them, and join a dialog to make your family connections more and more joyful as you all grow older.