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Keeping Grandpare nts Close by Dr. James Dobson

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There is a place where I like to hide. There is a place with love inside. It’s my Nana’s garden. When it’s all quiet I just stand still, and listen to the trees and whippoorwill. There is a place where I like to hide. There is a place with love inside. It’s my Nana’s garden. It’s my Nana’s garden. Isn’t that creative, coming from a child? It speaks to the importance of grandparents in a child’s life. Christina sounds like a lucky young lady. I’ve always believed that grandparents have a God-given responsibility to help care for and nurture their grandchildren, and most do an admirable job of it. Children instinctively crave the companionship of their elders. And the strongest families are those who have loving and stable grandparents at the helm. Grandparents, let me encourage you to stay close to your grandchildren. Don’t meddle, but be available. And parents— do what you can to foster closeness with your moms and dads. Your kids need them more than you might think. Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family.

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Hi, I’m Dr. James Dobson, with My Family Talk. You know, one of the most enjoyable things to having an international radio program is the thousands of cards and letters I get from listeners. I particularly love those that come from children. One such letter came in recently from a nine-year-old girl named Christina. She sent me a poem that she had written for her grandparents. Let me share it with you.

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