What are the best traits of a grandparent?

Sunday 3rd October is National Grandparents Day, where we celebrate the important role grandparents play in our families.

Seeing your children grow into adults and have children of their own is one of the great joys of parenting, and it gives us an opportunity to take on a new role: that of the grandparent.

From trusted advisor to chief of fun, there are many ways to be a good grandparent.

Every family, relationship and circumstance are different, but there are several traits that are common in grandparents who have meaningful and lasting relationships with their children and grandchildren at every stage in life.

Today we’re asking you – what do you think is the most important thing that grandparents can provide? Share your thoughts and wisdom in the comments below.

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