Written by: Amanda Levison, M.S., LMHC, LPC, CCBT
Sunday, September 13th is National Grandparents Day. Is it just a Hallmark holiday, giving the industry a reason to make a little money to produce cards for you to send to your grandparents? No, it's actually a real holiday established in 1970 to honor grandparents. It is always celebrated the Sunday after Labor Day.
Grandparents are very special people. Some children have never met his or her grandparents, while others have a very special bond. Many grandparents give a lot of attention and love to his or her grandchildren without expecting anything in return. They want to share morals, history, and special time together, without the use of electronics.
Most grandparents want to spend time with their grandchildren, not discipline them. They want to cuddle, play, and sugar them up and then send them home to the parents. They want to be the people to buy the special toy or shirt for their grandchild when the parent won't. They want to spoil their grandchild when you can't.
So, this Sunday, take time and have your child make a special card, make a phone call, or make a little time to spend with your child's grandparents, it will make their day!