Back to School – How Grandparents Can Help
It’s back to school time for our grandchildren and grandparents can be a positive influence when it comes to education. Even if we don’t live close enough to help them with their homework, with all the technology available today we can be more involved than ever before!
Perhaps you are surprised by the number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. These grandparents are involved on a daily basis with their grandchildren’s education and I’m sure they could offer us some pointers!
Even if we aren’t raising our grandchildren most of us still want to help if we are able to so I asked the grandmothers on NanaHood’s Facebook page for their suggestions and those are included here. There are some great suggestions here. I found several I’m going to try and I hope you do too!
Tips from Nanas to help grandchildren at school.
From Grandma Joyce: I make and individually wrap slices of banana bread and cookies for freezing so mommy can quickly supply lunch desserts or snack time items without worrying about them herself – they let me know when it’s time for more. Also, Lisa at Grandma’s Briefs recently posted some really cute “back-to-school” jokes. I’m going to print them out and give them to mommy to place inside lunch boxes. I also buy school clothes, supplies, and whatever I see (with parental approval) that would make things easier for families. For classroom parties I supply holiday themed “estimating jars” for 3 kids to win. Teachers love the educational cuteness and excitement over who will win! (My grandkids get freebies, too, of course! :)) And finally, and perhaps most importantly, my 3 daughters and I pray daily as a team for the kids’ success at school – and not only for our 7 school agers – we ask that the benefit of our prayers also apply to 7 other children, especially ones who struggle academically or socially and have no one to pray for them.
lunches or bake.Try to help their mommies with lunch ideas. I go with them to catch the bus the first day and take tons of pictures. Lol Usually attend school activities. I keep after school snacks at my office to as I get little visitors a lot.
The oldest is in his second year of college I buy groceries and make brownies or cookies for him and his dorm friends.