The moment in which we realize that the hair is painted white and the face begins to add wrinkles everywhere, that is the moment in life where one has accumulated experiences and wisdom, transforming us into dear and humble grandparents. Grandparents are one of the most influential figures in the family, making them the true protagonists of our childhood and adult life. In Hispanic and Asian families, grandparents are a fundamental pillar in the upbringing and education of grandchildren.
Grandparents give us great emotional support and we learn our core values, such as respect, effort, and love, thanks to them. They are the best storytellers and the keepers of traditions. They are wise role models who teach and share their values with the new generations. Grandparents offer support, love, and guidance. July 26, 2022, is Grandparents' Day and on this day we celebrate them and the relationships we have created with them. This is an opportunity to reconnect and pay tribute to all the grandparents. Grandparents aren't with us forever, so make the most of it and make time to do something special to celebrate them.
This blog will focus on our grandparents’ different and vital roles in the Hispanic vs. USA culture. Each family grows up with different values, norms, and traditions that make them unique. We will compare and contrast the role grandparents play in each culture. Let us rescue our grandparents’ values and give them their place in our family and our lives.