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How to Take Care of Your Grandparents

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GRANDPARENTS

By – ST/IRSTar

Grandparents are our well wishers in life, who always think of us before themselves. They are the angels in our life sent by God from the heaven. They provide us everything we need since our childhood and try their best to make us happy.

We need to understand that when they reach old age, they need our support, care, love and time.
Below are some ways to take care of your grandparents:
  • GIVE THEM YOUR TIME:

Most of us are stuck in our same day-to-day busy lives, always engaged in some hectic schedule. So, we need to manage our time to give it to our grandparents. If you live away from your grandparents, try to visit them every weekend and at least talk to them on phone daily.

  • RESPECT THEIR FEELINGS:

Grandparents never ask for our help in anything but actually, they want us, both emotionally and physically. We never think about their feelings and how do they feel without us. Nowadays, we all are so lost in seeking materialistic happiness that we don’t realise that someone close to us is in tough times and needs us. We need to move our eyes away from our smartphones and see the world. Then only we will realize importance of other things in our life.

  • NEVER HURT THEM:

Hurting your grandparents is one of the worst things you can do. We don’t realize how important our grandparents are until they leave us forever. Their scoldings have reasons behind which we don’t want to know. So, we shouldn’t retaliate in every situation but rather understand what the other person is trying to say. We all do have high temperament, but we should listen to our grandparents because they are more experienced than us. Moreover, we should build mutual understanding with them.

  • MAKE THEM HAPPY:

We all find happiness in useless things like buying clothes unnecessarily, watching TV all the time or talking to people who don’t really care for our feelings. Why don’t we utilize our time in giving happiness to our grandparents? Their happiness lies in ours, and this level of affection can hardly be found outside. They love us more than our parents. They teach us every lesson in our life and that’s why they are called ‘GRANDPARENTS’.

  • HELP THEM IN THEIR WORK:

Help your grandparents, not only in their work but also in relaxing. Our generation is so much about technology, so can’t we help them too to take benefits from it? For example, teaching them how to use mobile, can help them to contact us and do other useful stuff. You can share your problems with them. Yes, you may feel bored talking to them but trust me they are best listeners. You should help them in their work when you are free and sit with them.

  • CHECK THEIR HEALTH:

As age does affect health, we should take care of our grandparents. Take them for check-ups and ensure that they are taking their medicines on time. Keep a check on their diet. Going on walk with them is good for both of you. If your grandparents are in their last stage of life, take care of them like a baby because they are totally dependent upon us. Never give them any type of stress that can cause health problems.

  • NOT TO DO THINGS:

  • ISOLATE THEM

  • HURT THEM

  • DISRESPECT THEM

  • MAKE FUN OF THEM

  • NOT VISIT THEM

  • NOT CONTACT THEM

  • BRIDGE GAPS

These were some of the things which you can do while taking care of your grandparents. Always be polite and gentle while handling them.

Love and treat your grandparents in their old age as they did in your childhood.’

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