Instead of asking why take a grandparenting class, ask yourself why not? If classes are offered in your area, consider yourself lucky and sign up. Classes are inexpensive, ranging from free to around $60, and they typically last only a couple of hours. You'll be certain to pick up some new information, and you'll send the parents-to-be the message that you are serious about being a good grandparent.
Here's what a grandparenting class is likely to cover:
- What has changed in prenatal care and delivery
- What has changed in child care
- What grandparents need to know to keep their grandchildren safe
- How to support the parents and accept their decisions.