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***Grandparent Stereotypes (Part I)
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Here’s your ensue to write a children’s narrative about grandparents.
First, choose the principal characters.
Grandmother is (check all that apply):
___wearing a gigantic pasturage bonnet while gardening
___offering cookies and milk
___sitting in a rocking chair
___dressed in old macrocosm clothes
___cute, chubby, a perfect counterpart for the Pillsbury Doughboy
___dumpy and twisted over
___looks like she is one tread away from a nursing home
___has a mustache (just kidding)
You attain the idea. Grandparents can be as heirs as their behind thirties
but the stereotypes often portray them as barely able to walk.
While Dr. Ruth would probably be a wonderful grandparent,
Dr. Ruth Talks About Grandparents perpetuates dottering stereotypes.
No wonder so many grandparents imagine “I’m too offspring to be a granny.
What grandparents deficiency to scrutinize ageist books to their grandchildren?
In fairness, there are some books that present grandparents a positive image.
In The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s, grandma is a little
stereotyped, offering the cubs special honey follower cookies and milk and feeding the birds.
Grandpa, however, picks up both bring cubs and their baggage and carries them
upstairs to their room. He teaches them how to make a underside in a bottle,
takes them fishing, has a fish fry, and teaches them how to use a yoyo.
They all go to grandma and grandpa's weekly Friday night square dance.
To be a youthful grandparent (now or feasibly some day in the future)
be aware of the stereotypes and refuse to subscribe to them.
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