Being a mom requires a whole purse full of skills. We all know the look she gives when you’re acting up will quickly set you straight, and that her kisses are magic to heal almost any kind of ache.
If spending time with the grandchildren is part of your holiday plan, then give yourself a high-five for longevity. According to the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the benefits of hugs, cuddles and giggles with grandchildren go further than just putting a smile on your face.
Pediatricians love getting questions from grandparents (it means they’re involved and supportive, which is good for the whole family), and we especially appreciate questions about how Grandma or Granddad can help keep their cute little grand-bumpkins healthy.