Founder and CEO of The reThink Group, Reggie Joiner, is joined by his daughter, Hannah Crosby, and host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about the role grandparents play in children’s lives and how parents and grandparents can partner together in parenthood.

YOUR CUE

  • Have conversations. As time goes on, new parenting rules are created — what was done years ago in parenting may not be as relevant today as it was back then. That’s OK! Grandparents and new parents should talk to each other regularly about the expectations when caring for their grandchild/child. When everyone is on the same page, you can work together to do what’s best for the child, which is the ultimate goal.
  • Remember there’s a learning curve. It takes time to learn anything new, right? So grandparents and parents, show each other grace. Yes, grandparents, you raised your child in a certain way and they turned out fine. And yes, parents, there has been research that shows (insert your latest findings here). This is a time when everything is new — for both the grandparent and the new parent. Be patient with each other and put your egos away.
  • Get trustworthy, consistent adults in your kids’ lives. Parents, there will come a time when your kid won’t want to talk to you first, if at all. That’s OK — it’s just a phase. But you’ll want to make sure you have some trustworthy, life-speaking adults in your kids’ lives when they need to talk about something big. Grandparents can be that for your kid, so start the process now by letting your children’s grandparents in.

EPISODE RECAP

Parents: How many times have you heard your parents say, “Back in my day…” when it comes to something related to parenting? And grandparents: If you had a nickel for every time your kid said, “Well, latest research shows…,” you’d be rich, right?

Navigating parenthood and grandparenthood (is that a word?) can be tricky, especially when both sets of adults are first-timers. There’s so much newness and so much no one knows (but think they know) that it can create some tension, especially when everyone involved thinks they know what’s best for the child.

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Reggie Joiner, founder and CEO of The reThink Group, and his oldest daughter, Hannah Crosby, as they hilariously discuss the ups and downs of being a parent and grandparent in today’s world. As a parent, if you’ve ever wondered how to talk to your parent about what you want for your kid’s health when your kid’s at their grandparents’ house, or grandparents, if you’ve wondered what’s the best way to communicate your opinions, you’ve got to tune in to today’s episode! The episode features discussion about real life conflicts between parents and grandparents and helpful conversation starters.

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VOICES IN THIS EPISODE

Hannah Joiner

HANNAH JOINER

Hannah is an artist and her work can be found at hannahcrosbyart.com

Carlos Whittaker, Parent Cue Live Host

CARLOS WHITTAKER

Carlos is an author, speaker, and content creator living in Nashville, TN with his wife Heather and 3 kids Sohaila, Seanna, and Losiah. He is addicted to social media, his wife’s enchiladas, and is determined to have his daughters teach him to land a backflip on the trampoline by the time he is 45.

Kristen Ivy - Parent Cue Live Host

KRISTEN IVY

Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer,  Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA.

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