Being highly involved in our grandkids’ lives helps us be better encouragers. Our consistent presence means that we’ll be there during many of their victories and failures and everything in between. We’ll see their strengths and weaknesses, and we can be difference makers through our encouragement.

As grandparents, we are extra sets of eyes and ears focused on the best outcome. We can bring those positive words to help build up the grandchild’s confidence.

What do you see in your grandchild’s life that needs an “Atta boy,” “You can do it,” “Hang in there,” or “I’m with you”? Be ready with those words of encouragement.

I’ve written much more about this in an article on our website. For some practical ways you can build up your grandkids emotionally, search for “emotional needs” on the website.

This is Ken Canfield for Grands Matter.