Let's talk generations | Senior Lifestyle E-Edition

How do you engage with younger generations?

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Raising kids is hard. But raising grandkids can be even harder. Especially when the landscape they're growing up in seems to change every day.

Bridging the generation gap can be a problem for some, but good communication skills, a willingness to accept change and embrace a new age are positive factors.

Thornlands grandmother Jill McDonald plays a big part in her granddaughter Scottie's life and accepts that her daughter Madeleine does things a little differently to 'her day'.

Grandparents can play many important roles in children's lives. They can be loving companions, caregivers, mentors, historians and sources of various other forms of support.

It's important to bridge the gap and learn how to keep up with the grandkids.

Jill McDonald and granddaughter Scottie.

Jill McDonald and granddaughter Scottie.