Your tween’s relationship with their grandparents is always a difficult one and the way your child socialises now will be dramatically different from how they behaved when they were younger. Your child may wish to spend less time with their family and more time with peers, which could place a strain on bonding when it comes to their grandparents. However, a relationship for your tween with their grandparents can provide a great source of reassurance for your child but also can be fun for their grandparents too.
 
Their grandparent’s wisdom
Your tween is currently on the transition from the child they were to the teenager they are about to become. This is both a vital and difficult stage for your child as they need support from the adults all around them to stay on track. Your tween’s grandparents could be a great source of wisdom as they’ve experienced it all but can also share their stories without seeming too preachy.
 
Perfect stage to bond
Your tween can be a great source of joy for their grandparents and often spending time with their grandchildren can help them still feel young at heart. But it is also essential for your tween to bond with their grandparents at this age, as a relationship can be more difficult to re-establish during their teen years. Tweens are also at the perfect age for anyone in their elder years to spend time with as they are not too much work and they are capable to take care of most their needs.
 
Activities
Since your tween is as at perfect stage to bond with their grandparents there are plenty of activities they can do while spending more time with their grandparents. It could be going on trip with their grandfather or grandmother, as they are much easier to travel with then their tots or teenager counterparts. Your tweens are also more than capable to stay with their grandparents by themselves which is often the perfect way to really strengthen a relationship between your tween and their grandparent.
 
Most importantly explain to your tween that spending more time with their grandparents now, is something they will appreciate when they are older. And who knows, both grandparents and tweens could end be being surprised by how much fun they have by spending more time with each other. 

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