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Let’s Get Together! Grandparents as Mentors
Volume 102, Program 21
1/31/2011
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“Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas—that’s what my grandma taught me,” an English nobleman said. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith suggests some great reasons—besides getting your kids to eat their peas—to involve grandparents in your kids’ education!

Mike Smith:
Kids learn speech, behavior, and more by imitating others. This means it’s critical that parents put positive influences into their children’s lives.

So, perhaps the most important role a grandparent can play in the lives of your children is that of a role model. Mary might draw inspiration and encouragement from the fact that Grandma has lived long enough to see so many prayers answered. Tom can see how Grandpa treats Grandma with respect, and learn that real men treat women well.

Quality time is essential to building a relationship that will allow your parents to share their wisdom and experience with your children. How about setting aside specific times for your children to go over to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, or to chat on the phone if your parents live further away? This time is an investment. You are giving your children the opportunity to learn from men and women of faith who have discovered the secret of life well lived!

If the grandparents in your kids’ lives can’t or don’t want to be involved, consider searching for an older couple in your church who can come along side your family and be that well of wisdom and experience both you and your children need. Remember, its love, not blood that counts!

Next time, we’ll hear firsthand how one homeschool family got their grandparents interested and involved in the homeschooling process. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.


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