The truth is that parents and grandparents bring their own sets of expectations and experiences to the prospect of raising and nurturing the next generation. The way the grandparents were brought up had an effect, for better or worse, on how they raised their own children. The new parents may either rebel against how they themselves were raised, or want to mimic it. And in every partnership or marriage, there are pre-ordained backgrounds which may or may not always mesh successfully, or mesh with those of the grandparents.
Marti shared 4 points for grandparents to consider:
1) Past experience affects future relationships
2) Reflect on your parenting
3) Share feelings with others, not the new parents
4) Raise concerns carefully
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