Avoid Parent-Grand Parent Conflicts
disagreements between parents and grandparents over raising children
intensifies and major strife ensues, parents are likely to limit the time
children see the grandparents, according to a finding by CS Mott Children's
Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at Michigan Medicine. The disputes
commonly involve discipline (57%), meals (44%) and TV or screen Time (36%).
Other thorny subjects: manners, safety and health treating some grandchildren
differently than others and sharing photos or information on social media.
Discipline was the major contention between parents and grandparents. Nearly
half of the parents said disagreements arise from grandparents being both too
lenient and overly harsh. The research finding is indicative of the need for grandparents
to support parents in the difficult job of raising children
but avoid escalating a conflict to the point where they risk losing time with