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What are the best traits of a grandparent?

Sunday 1st 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.

What is the most important thing grandparents can provide to their children and grandchildren?

Unconditional love
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Financial support
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Patience
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A listening ear
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Childcare
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Empathy
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Guidance and advice
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A neutral opinion
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Fun and exciting experiences
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Other - share in the comments below
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Based on 418 public votes.

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JackieG8
1st Oct 2017
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Of course it's ALL of them....and letting them do things their parents are fed up with (within reason of course!)........like turning my kitchen into a messy science lab yesterday making "slime". Now my husband has no shaving cream left, the sugar bowl is empty and the place stinks of glue. My little scientists are between 9-12!!!
Wilf
1st Oct 2017
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I loved my grandparents-very kind and they both lived to 93...amazing lives
Prosseco
1st Oct 2017
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I love being a nanny it is wonderful and a lot of fun and hard work .

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