Award winning journalist and writer, Ellen Pober Rittberg, joins me in this edition of the Sixty and Me show. She shares her insights about the unique life experiences and relationships that grandmothers can share with their grandchildren.

We discuss her best-selling book “35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will” and how her guidelines apply to younger children as well. Enjoy the show!

Our conversation builds on the fundamental fact that a grandparent’s love is different from a parent’s love. As a result, the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is unique.

Our conversation covers how to understand and deal with kids who are by nature sneaky. We also talk about how to blend the desire to spoil grandchildren with the need to provide structure.

We discuss how grandparents can share their own personal style without overruling parents of creating family conflict. Finally, we cover how to choose gifts for grandkids by non-judgmentally respecting each child’s unique style.

What one tip would you give to other grandparents raising grandchildren? Please answer in the comments section below. 

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