The grandparent connection
In former times, a white haired grandparent with wise sparkling eyes would sit around the fire at night telling stories to the children. With measured strokes of a master craftsman, the words of the storyteller shaped and guided the inner beauty of a child. Grandparents were more than mere entertainment. Through their words, childhood fears were dissolved and pathways illuminated. Grandparents have the capacity to connect with the hearts and souls of their grandchildren in a way that their parents are unable.
However, times have changed. In today's world, families are often scattered more broadly. Yet, children are undeniably connected to their grandparents and great-grandparents, genetically and energetically. There are charts available in the book, The Nature of Birth Order, that map the primary connection each birth order position has with a corresponding grandparent. Some children map to the father's side and others to the mother's side.
Grandparents possess a wealth of experience and wisdom to offer their grandchildren. These are many ways that they can connect with them and show nurturing. Children love attention, playing games and receiving gifts, and they have a great need to be touched. Especially under the age two, they can never be touched or kissed too much.
The indirect and feminine nature of a child's mind makes grandparents the perfect candidates to read stories to young children. The wisdom within a grandparent's consciousness calls the child to a higher state of consciousness, as the symbols of the story do their work to dissolve the earthly fears. The union of hearts between a child and a grandparent affects parts within the child that no one else can reach. The nature of the love between a grandparent and a grandchild is that of being acknowledged, revered and nurtured. The telling of stories bridges between grandparents and grandchildren, revealing and deepening the connection between them.
Which stories to use and how
Consider the classic fairy tales. Stories become classics because they work:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Wizard of Oz
Jack and the Beanstalk
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Little Mermaid
Little Red Riding Hood
The Fisherman's Wife
Hansel and Gretel
The Three Little Pigs
The Little Engine that Could
The Mouse and the Lion
How Br'er Rabbit Fooled Br'er Fox
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Princess and the Pea
The Emperor's New Clothes
Record your child's grandparents reading these classics so they are available to your children all of the time. Over time, these recordings will become heirlooms.
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