Aging and Grandparenting

This pod cast tells of the story of a disillusioned grandparent Helen and how she shifted her efforts away from her expectations of access to her grandchildren and towards her relationship with her adult son:

“Helen’s efforts went onto shifting her focus away from her grandson and back to her own son. She could see how much she’d assumed about her role as grandmother without asking Aaron what he thought. Helen also could see that she had put too many relationship eggs into one basket and needed to invest some energy in her broader network of friends and family.” [for Growing Yourself Up 2nd edition. Chap 14: Ageing well: Retirement, the empty nest, relating to a third generation. p 204

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