I think it’s time to tell the truth that every mother and grandmother sometimes get treated unfairly. Grandmother of any colour race money or no money love their grandkids and the parents need to learn that You can’t tell a 6 year old and a 2 and a half year old you can ring nan only when you want to. That’s poor parenting. We make our kids say please and thank you because that is respect. Wake up families grandmothers care it’s not all about the mother and father.


Posted by mom241861, 27th June 2018


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  • Grandparents play a very important role but it frustrates me to no end when they disregard any information I have given re routines, change the rules to suit themselves etc. I find it undermining. That strain between us becomes harder and harder. My advice would be to respect the parents wishes, even if you disagree. Let the grandkids know you love them and when they are older they might realise it wasn’t you that stayed away, you weren’t let in,



  • This is true, but unfortunately, mum and dad have the most say over what their children do. Unless you have a strong argument otherwise, there’s not a lot you can do if the parents say no



  • Family dynamics and relationships can be complicated. There has been a shift in tradition and family members staying in contact just because they are family. All sides need to work on their relationships and stay in contact and build on the relationships. Respect goes all in all directions.



  • I did find this story a little confusing …I am assuming you are talking about the grandmothers rights ? Any how if indeed you are speaking about the gran you are just that the gran, you have had your children, raised them as you seen fit, told them when they could visit someone etc. Now these children have children of their own and it’s their turn to raise their own children, hopefully in all this there is a loving family unit and extended loving family unit.



  • To be honest, it is mostly about the mum and dad. Being a long distance grandparent I feel like I can’t complain too much as effort goes both ways. While I try, I never feel like it’s enough


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