Not How it Was In just one generation, grandparenting has changed in significant ways. As a result, grandparenting looks very different to the way our parents did it. What makes the difference is – The choices our children make concerning when they produce offspring Our children’s decisions over work The changes in technology, and The way our world is now. As a result, the way we relate to our grandchildren is vastly different to the way our parents related with theirs. This can lead to today’s grandparents wrongly thinking they must replicate the way their parents grandparented, when the circumstances have changed considerably.