Parents are often reminded about the importance of “being present” with their children … that phrase can also be applied to grandparents. As grandmas we do not normally spend as much time with our grandchildren as their parents do, so we want to make sure that we are making the most of our time together. As gung ho grandmas, we can work on being present with grandchildren.
Being present is simply about giving your full attention with what is happening right now, in the moment, without wanting it to be different. It means being aware of how you are responding to your grandchild. It is staying right here in the moment, not in the past or in the present.