Active Wisdom: What Grandparents Can Give Us and Our Children
with Ann Roberts
Streamed live on February 3rd 2017
00:00 Introductions and mechanics
05:55 Ann tells how her transition from “adult” to whatever came after that occurred
07:45 She plugs Mary Catherine Bateson’s “Composing a Further Life” as an important inspiration which added the stage of Active Wisdom” after the previous “adult” stage.
10:15 Beyond “purpose” to a new flavor of making the most of this “new” normal stage.
13:30 Anne describes her project for her dissertation, how grandparents relate to both their own children and to the grandchildren.
16:28 Acknowledgement of viewers who are commenting, then back to Ann.
19:05 “The Family Practices”
22:08 Mark speaks of his grandparents and family dynamics. Ann with warmer reports!
25:05 How to make comments and Ann adds comments re: what the grandparents said AFTER the study, which precluded interaction with any grandchildren directly. Memories
27:10 Ann’s own experience as a grandparent (it lightens her up!)
30:10 Different mindsets of the grandparents, Integral theory comes in.
34:45 Subtle competition between sets of grandparents. No name for the relationships between those two sets! Grandparents can play again!
38:15 What about grandparents “who know better”?
41:10 Heidi asks Ann what are her plans as a result of this study? Coaching and Circles of “Active wisdom”…and also career guidance for young people.
44:15: A question from a viewer: How can I create a relationship with my teenage grandchildren who I’ve not been close to because of family dynamics?
46:45 Understanding the teenage brain!
48:10 How her research and personal experience of grandparenting has affected her relationship with her husband.
51:00 The changing role of women, learning to lead. Co-creative energies!
53:10 invitation to the after show chat, how to contact Ann (activewisdomhub.com) and husband David. Ann’s new “organic” life. “Come and play!” Thank you’s and good-bye’s