When Parents and Grandparents Disagree

It isn’t unusual for a parent, and a grandparent, to “butt heads” about parenting choices. This can lead to frustration and anger from both parties. It might be helpful to understand why these situations are happening – and what might help put an end to those uncomfortable moments. Psych Central posted information from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine. It provided some insight on why parents and grandparents sometimes disagree about parenting choices. Half of the parents who took the poll described disagreements with at least one grandparent about their parenting. One in … Continue reading

The Importance of Grandparent Relationships

My grandparents got home from Australia this week. They have been serving an LDS mission in Brisbane, Australia over the last two years and we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to pick them up from the airport on Monday. Logan was only two when they left. He frequently talked with them on Skype, but that was his only real memory of them up to this point. He warmed up quickly during the ride home, but what impressed me so much was the fact that the moment they walked off the plane my grandmother was already taking advantage of … Continue reading