The 10 Things You Don't Say to Parents But Should

It's easy to criticize them. Our columnist suggests 10 ways to give support.

By Barbara Graham
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Such great advice. I am going to convert these tips to flashcards, wrap them up, and give them to my MIL for Christmas.

BSW on 2013-11-03 14:52:20

I was happy to read the above comments and know that being a first time grandparent is just as challenging as being a first time mommie and daddy! Yes, I have just become the proud grandma to a 5 week old beautiful baby girl! I so want to be the grandma that she loves and wants to spend time with as she grows up. I know I will make mistakes but I will always be striving to be the best grandma possible!

grannytobe on 2013-04-13 14:01:59

Sometimes their own fault, gmalisa22. I agree with love2bgran. You can't always blame the parents for how their kids turn out. Sometimes no matter how good of a parent you are, your kid can still turn out rotten. It also depends on the child's personality, temperament, their tendency to be swayed by outside influences, etc. A child is not a robot that can be programmed to your exact specifications. A parent can only do their best with the resources that they have and by loving their children, disciplining them appropriately, and setting good examples. It's then up to their children what they decide to do with that upbringing.

eevie010166 on 2013-03-24 01:13:51

IF they don't whose fault is that?

gmalisa22 on 2013-03-22 07:24:02

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