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Do very young grandparents do well or do they try to take over?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: NEEDS communication

Having very young grandparents usually means very young parents are doing the important job of 'parenting'.
If the grandparents observe a lapse in parenting then expect them to try to 'step in' and take over. Ideally the grandparents should ask: 'would you like advice about ...' and the parents can respond with 'yes, what would you do..' thus supporting the parents but not taking over.

In brief: NEEDS communication

Having very young grandparents usually means very young parents are doing the important job of 'parenting'.
If the grandparents observe a lapse in parenting then expect them to try to 'step in' and take over. Ideally the grandparents should ask: 'would you like advice about ...' and the parents can respond with 'yes, what would you do..' thus supporting the parents but not taking over.
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