My first grandchild could be a little monster when her mom (my daughter) would drop her off to stay with us a few days but just in a few hours or at least by the next day the sugar thinned out of her blood I think and she was like an angel. That seems so odd thinking back on it and I wondered if any other grandparents experienced this?
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I am sure that would have a lot to do with it. Wish I could go back to that time no matter what!
The other side to that is that when parents are too worn down to give kids the positive attention they need ("parental good behavior" the kids come across as the poorly behaved "guilty parties".
It is sad to see that difference but I suppose as you say pretty normal. I guess each generation give in a little more and the kids become a little more spoiled. I can't even imagine a young grandchild today! Do they ever come up for air from modern
Maybe you were a good influence for him Venkatachari; can only hope!
Mine was a bit hyper I think from too many sweets and it seemed cutting that out did the trick. We would let her have ice cream or stuff like that; just no suckers or candy bars or boxed cereal. It really was like two different kids & we loved bo
Well we all have our own bad apples don't we? lol That is too bad though; maybe they are jealous of junior? Still it is no excuse...but all we can do is try to handle it. Maybe when your little one gets a little older.
You have that right and it is so good to keep grand kids and their grand parents close I think. Everyone benefits...or can.