Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself

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July 30, 2010

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Susan Adcox

I've addressed this issue with regard to sports, but the same principles apply to many other activities. What grandchildren never seem to tire of is showing off their skills to a grandparent who is not teaching or instructing them, but just applauding. One of our very best roles is indeed just saying Bravo or Brava!

Donne Davis

I have a 7-year old granddaughter, too and what I've noticed is that she does not like to make a mistake. So I've become very careful about asking her to perform.
On the other hand, I try to make mistakes myself to show her that it's no big deal.
Being firstborns - my daughter, my granddaughter, and myself - we all hold really high standards for ourselves. I sure would like that to change for my two granddaughters.

AMANDAMURPHY

Every one acknowledges that men's life seems to be expensive, however some people need cash for various things and not every one earns enough money. Thence to get good business loans or secured loan should be a proper way out.

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