With my burgeoning experience as a grandparent and the response to the recent ‘Six Guidelines for Grandparents’ ( www.babydoc.com.au/six-guidelines-grandparents/ ) I’ve thought of a few more, which I hope will help the older generation tread the fine line of assisting the new parents without interfering.
1) Names. You named your babies, now leave it to them to name theirs. If they want to call him T-Kool…. smile, nod and don’t say a word!
2) Always ask the mother whether you can touch or pick up the new baby. As a grandparent you don’t have the right (and mum’s […]