Joe Cordell speaking into a microphone for ElderTalk podcast

Back by popular demand, attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Susan Arthur are rejoined by Larry Fowler, of Legacy Coalition, as they discuss the complications surrounding grandparenting during the holiday season. He talks about the joys and challenges that surround the logistical side of the holiday experience, as well as the pitfalls surrounding grandparents offering parenting advice to their own children.

Larry emphasizes the act of grandparenting, as opposed to parenting, which means leaving issues of disciplining children to the parents themselves and support the decisions of your children in those types of matters. He says that influence comes from relationships and not from control and highlights the counterproductive nature of attempting to control situations during the holiday season.

He also talks about the importance of one-on-one time between a grandparent and a grandchild and how that time can benefit a grandparent-grandchild relationship. Larry highlights how asking questions can help you relate to your grandchild.

Grandparenting During the Holiday Season [Episode 79]