What advice would you want to give your grandchildren?
When you’re lucky enough to become a grandparent, you want to share your wisdom having a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. You can offer your grandchildren advice on everything from relationships and careers to finance and personal growth.
It’s understandable you would want to share your life lessons and teach your grandchildren how to avoid some of the mistakes you made..especially in the event you are no longer around.
During our research, the top five things people listed were:
1) Encourage them to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. Remind them that they are capable of achieving their dreams if they work hard and stay focused.
2) Advise them to value diversity and embrace different cultures, religions, and lifestyles. Encourage them to be open-minded and accepting of others, no matter what their differences.
3) Stress the importance of being kind and compassionate towards others. Teach them to treat others as they would like to be treated, and to show empathy and understanding towards those who may be struggling.
4) Encourage them to keep learning and growing throughout their lives. Inspire in them a love of reading, and encourage them to seek out new experiences and challenges.
5) Cherish family and the bonds that tie us together. Stay connected with their loved ones and value the memories they create together. Let them know that we’d will always be with them in spirit, even if we are no longer physically present.
I must admit, this is based on a limited sample, skewed by the characteristics and thinking of the people we spoke to but they all had one thing in common, they need an easy way to record the advice and build it up over time. Some even felt that if they were able to give it to their grandchildren after they are gone, then their grandchildren would cherish it more. Using www.sharedaffairs.com, you can leave advice in letters, videos, pictures and you can lock it so that they only get hold of it after you are no longer around.
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