EP – 146 Why You Matter As A Grandparent

Our monthly one-on-one conversation

This is our monthly one-on-one conversation, and this month, I wanted to be sure to celebrate you, the very cool Grandmother and Grandfather. Yes, I know this is The Cool Grandpa Podcast, but we have some fantastic Grandmothers listening in to keep us honest.

As a grandparent, you matter greatly to your grandchildren’s mental and physical well-being. This statement is true regardless of whether you live 5 minutes from the grandchildren or 5,000 miles away. The fact is that your grandchildren need AND want you to be a part of their lives, yes, even when they are teenagers, and it seems like they couldn’t give you the time of day.

Here are five areas where you can have a direct impact on your grandchildren:

  • Unconditional Love
  • Perspective
  • Stability
  • Adventures and Exploration of the world around them
  • Connections and a sense of “place” in the family and world

Grandparents Academy is a great tool to add to your fantastic tool kit. I do have an affiliate relationship with Grandparents Academy. So I want to be upfront and honest with you about my relationship with them. However, even if I didn’t have this relationship, I would still be taking the time to talk to you about Grandparents Week, hosted by Grandparents Academy.

I’m honored to be presenting as part of Grandparents Week about how to turbocharge the grandfathering experience. Grandparents Week is the largest virtual celebration and educational conference for grandparents. GrandparentsAcademy.com has over 20 experts, mini-classes, and prizes for this incredible event scheduled for Sept. 10 – 16, 2023. General Admission is free, and giveaways are for those who register in advance. Get signed up at: https://training.grandparentsacademy.com/a/2147558286/ikxv5HFd

Here is a list of some of the topics that are going to be covered during this event:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Grandparenting
  • Grandparenting from a Distance
  • First Steps for New Grandparents
  • Connecting with Teenage Grandchildren
  • Resources for Raising Grandchildren
  • Overcoming Grandparent Alienation

I do hope that you checkout Grandparents Academy and sign up for Grandparents Week. At the end of the day though, I do believe in Grandparents Academy and the awesome work they are doing for Grandparents all around the world, and if it is right for you, you should join me in this fantastic community.

Affiliate Links

These are links to products and services that I highly recommend AND use. I do get a percentage of the purchases you make.

More than GrandMore Than Grand is an excellent resource for new grandparents AND parents. Listeners of The Cool Grandpa Podcast enjoy 10% off any fantastic products that More Than Grand provides by entering COOLGRANDPA10 at checkout. To visit More Than Grand, click HERE.

Intentional Grandfathering MasterclassGrandfathers have a unique and meaningful role to play in grandchildren’s development, yet they often find themselves behind the scenes, on the sidelines, or less engaged than they’d like to be. This masterclass delivers a playbook for helping grandfathers level up their influence and impact. Listeners to The Cool Grandpa Podcast can receive 40% off this course by using Cool40 at checkout.

Grandparents academyFounded in 2011 by Aaron Larsen as a way to honor his grandparents, GrandparentsAcademy.com is the world’s first and only online academy dedicated to helping grandparents grow meaningful relationships and rich legacies with their loved ones.

My Grandpa’s Grandpa

When it is time for bed, Charlie’s grandpa tucks Charlie in. Charlie asks his grandpa many questions about his grandpa’s grandpa. Charlie’s grandpa shares a magical moment as he introduces Charlie to his great-grandpa through fun memories.


This is my children’s book, created to entertain and inspire conversations about other family members that the children may not have had the opportunity to meet.



If you prefer an eBook, you can download the Kindle version by clicking on this LINK.

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