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30 Things No One Tells You About Having Grandkids

Best Life Logo By Gene Stevens of Best Life | Slide 1 of 31: Fact: Having grandchildren is one of the greatest perks about getting older. You get to experience all of the joys of having a little one—all of the playing, crawling, and nuzzling, and the thrill of seeing a beautiful new lifeform gaze in wonder at the strange world around them—without any of the messy drawbacks. You know: No nappy changing, 2am wakeup calls, or having to hold their hands as they navigate their teen years.But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of unexpected changes that come along with your new role. If your kids are expecting, don’t miss these 30 rarely mentioned pitfalls—and pleasures—of what awaits you as a grandparent. And for some amazing advice on raising a family, don’t miss the 20 Biggest Regrets Nearly Every Parent Has.

30 Things No One Tells You About Having Grandkids

Fact: Having grandchildren is one of the greatest perks about getting older. You get to experience all of the joys of having a little one—all of the playing, crawling, and nuzzling, and the thrill of seeing a beautiful new lifeform gaze in wonder at the strange world around them—without any of the messy drawbacks. You know: No nappy changing, 2am wakeup calls, or having to hold their hands as they navigate their teen years.

But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of unexpected changes that come along with your new role. If your kids are expecting, don’t miss these 30 rarely mentioned pitfalls—and pleasures—of what awaits you as a grandparent. And for some amazing advice on raising a family, don’t miss the 20 Biggest Regrets Nearly Every Parent Has.

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