Three Things Kids Can Learn From Grandparents

By Melissa Hucal September 5, 2022

Since 1978, the Sunday after Labor Day has been designated as Grandparents Day. This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, September 11th.

In addition to honoring grandparents and those who have been like grandparents to your kids, it's also a great opportunity for your kids to learn some valuable lessons from another generation. Here are three things your kids can learn from grandparents.

History – Our grandparents were alive for some significant points in history. Have your kids ask their grandma or grandpa where they were and what they remember about the day that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, or the day that man first landed on the moon, or the day of any other important event. Knowing that a member of their own family knows and remembers what happened makes history come alive!

Perseverance – Many grandparents had to overcome adversity to get to where they are today. Some were immigrants from other countries and had to adjust to a new life in America. Some worked long hours to provide for their families. Regardless of their circumstance, the lesson is that hard work and never giving up brings you closer to your dreams!

Respect – Nurturing strong relationships with grandparents or others from an older generation is a great way to teach your children respect for their elders. Our grandparents grew up in an era where teaching and learning manners and virtues like respect were second nature, making them the perfect teacher!