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Grandparenting During the Holidays: 5 ways to magnify your nana role

When you have adult children, grandparenting during the holidays can get tricky.

When your kids are all grown-up, your holiday gatherings look different. You no longer get all your children’s time. Instead, you may only get half of it as they split time with their in-laws. Sharing those moments, and sharing your grandchildren, can be a challenge.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson makes the point that being a grandparent during the holidays is uniquely tricky. Kids are at the center, parents have their role, and we even understand what Santa’s job is. But what is nana’s place in all of it? Heather shares how you can grandparent well during the holidays.

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