Grand Parenting VS Parenting
Everyone needs ONE person in their life that supports them, NO MATTER WHAT!
That one person who will provide comfort, have your back & who can stand up to the rest of your family and friends, including your parents.
Grandparents should be the primary harbour for runaways, a safe place to run to, a place of absolute love, no judgement and lots of comfort foods 🙂
Well thats how I see it, although I am not sure all agree.
I had a discussion today with a friend who does not have grandchildren yet and she was of the opinion that it is the grandparents role to support the parents in all and every topic. Where as I believe good grandparents should support the child first and facilitate communication with parents.
Children and their parents come into conflict, its a normal part of bringing up a child, which is a Parents responsibility. But Grandparents do not have that responsibility.
Grandparents can enhance the child’s life in a different way.
We do not have to constantly be trying to mold or direct, we can simply BE with them and enjoy them as they are. This is a truly unique opportunity for both child and grandparent and should not be sullied with the chore of parenting.
What do you think?
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