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[Global Conversations] Learning from Grandparents

Our parents and grandparents are often the best source of information to learn what's best for our children

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This story was submitted by mobile phone as part of the Amplify program's Global Conversations project, an effort to extend the reach of this challenge to communities without reliable access to the Internet.

This story was submitted by Santosh Mehra from Jharkhand in response to a weekly program on Trusted Advisers relating to early childhood development.

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I am Santosh Mehra. For looking after my kids, I take the advice of my grandparents. My grandfather is the best parent I know. Of course, I do consult a doctor if the situation worsens. About food requirements… Children grow only between the ages of zero to fifteen years. I request everyone to feed their children four to five times a day during this period. Any nutrition taken after this period will not affect their growth. Thank you.
 
It's interesting to hear that some people not only consult their parents but also grandparents when looking for advice to raise their children. How might we leverage the knowledge and trust characteristic of grandparents to support those raising children?

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Thanks for sharing your experience. Grand parents and family can provide great advice and they also can teach a lot of things to children. I did not have a lot of relationships with my grand parents as a kid but my children, although we live in a different country have developed a very strong relationship to their grandparents and it is very important to them. They write to them, ask them for advice and share stories.