Grandparents bullied by Son & Daughter-in-Law

by LisaBunnage on July 25, 2011

This column is about these poor grandparents doing more daycare and babysitting than they have the desire or energy for.  Yet their self-centered son and his wife are anything but understanding and sensitive.

Why would parents expect the grandparents to raise the children?  Maybe it’s a cultural thing, or maybe it’s just being selfish and demanding.  Who knows?

I just feel sorry for the grandparents as by taking a stand and trying to lessen their babysitting hours they are running the risk of not seeing their grandchildren at all.  Some parents will use the children as pawns to get their own way.

My advice was given with this in mind and I hope it works out for them.

Happy Parenting,

Lisa

 

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