I am not here, of course, as one pretending to any expertness on questions of youth and children – except in the sense that, within their own families, all grandfathers are experts on these matters.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower, US President
Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.
– Donald A. Norberg
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
– Doug Larson
Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from “money-doesn’t-grow-on-trees” to spending it like it does.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
– Alex Haley
A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.
– Charles and Ann Morse
The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is because they have a common enemy.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate.
Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.