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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 tale about grandparents.
First, choose the leading characters.
Grandmother is (check all that apply):
___wearing a rangy straw bowler while gardening
___offering cookies and milk
___sitting in a rocking chair
___dressed in former universe clothes
___cute, chubby, a entire analogue for the Pillsbury Doughboy
___dumpy and hunched over
___looks like she is one walk away from a nursing home
___has a mustache (just kidding)
You attain the idea. Grandparents can be as successors as their dilatory 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 assume “I’m too spawn to be a granny.
What grandparents want 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 devotee cookies and milk and feeding the birds.
Grandpa, however, picks up both take cubs and their baggage and carries them
upstairs to their room. He teaches them how to make a keel 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 maybe some day in the future)
be aware of the stereotypes and refuse to subscribe to them.
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