Families that evolve together, thrive together!
Is your time with your grandkids strained because of your relationship with your child or stepchild?
Having ups and downs with children is one of the most natural parts of being human.
Of course, there is no easy fix to this. It’s as complex as a problem gets.
However, here are three things that can take you from stress-work to teamwork:
- Establish boundaries around what the kids eat while they’re at grandma’s house (increasing collaboration on the food front may make you a better parent-grandparent team).
- Check in with your daughter or son to ask what you can do to be especially supportive of their parenting goals (seeing that you acknowledge that they’re in the lead may encourage your child to see you as an ally).
- Have a conversation about some of the fears you had when you became a parent (seeing you as vulnerable and willing to share might help them understand you more deeply).