The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is incredibly special and wonderful. It’s important to foster it in the best way you can.
By Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD,
Grandparents are important in children’s lives, but the relationship between grandparents and the parents can sometimes be difficult. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and lets them unfold. Of course, this is not always easy, especially if you don’t always agree with the things YOUR parents (the grandparents) are doing.
New parents may forget that their parents did do a good job …