Virginia Beach Grandparents as Daycare Providers

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Tips for Smooth Seas When Grandparents Provide Childcare

(provided by our contributing families)



-Respect grandparents’ time

-Always express gratitude

-Accommodate grandparents’ needs

-Be flexible both ways

-Be organized (e.g. keep a “go bag” packed for each child)

-If both sets of grandparents are involved, strive for balance



-Realize how time-consuming/demanding it is before signing on

-Respect parents’ wishes (except for the occasional forbidden treat)

-Stick to a definite schedule

-Communicate wishes, desires, needs


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