The Power of Grandparents

Parenting //

When children are asked about influence Grandparents come in second only to parents.
When research is done in the area of childhood influence, grandparents rate just as high.

Grandparents have incredible power.

But it isn’t influence that comes easy. Grand-parenting can be a struggle because they’ve passed the baton of parenting on to their own child and they have to resist the urge to manipulate through power, guilt, or another type of control.

Still, you have a story to be told. You have a way you think things should be done.

But you know pushing too hard means loosing influence.

This weekend, Larry Fowler, a leader with Awana and a grandparent himself, will be teaching a webinar on how grandparents can influence three generation.

he’ll talk about:

* What the Bible says about grandparenting
* How to deal with an indifferent parent
* What to do when your adult child is just plain wrong
* Praying for your grandchildren
…and much more.
The webinar is free, kind of. While the webinar is not Awana specific, they do ask that you sponsor an Awana child if you are able. A donation of $20 is hoped for, but more so they want to help you – so watch the webinar even if you cannot donate.
For more information, or to register, visitwww.awana.org/grandparents
I think you’ll find it valuable.





About the Author

Jesse and his wife, Teri, will celebrate 20 years of marriage in May of 2012 and are raising two growing sons, Kevin and Alex. After moving from the DC metro area in 2008 they adopted a mastiff named Book and slobber became a way of life. In his spare time, you may find Jesse enjoying photography, biking, or simply watching a movie or reading. Jesse is a graduate of Cohort K from Bethel Seminary’s CFM program and serves as the Children and Family Pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Wauconda.