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Grandchildren have my heart

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

so Im writing something near and dear to my heart. The grandchildren that get swept up in the drama of neglect or bad decisions or inadequate care. And who steps up to the plate? The grandparents. I dont remember this ever happening when I was growing up but is an epidemic now. Sad but true. So as a grandma of the age of almost 54 I am now raising a 6 year old with extreme behavioral issues in school (probably due to said previous issues) mom not involved since babyhood but now thinks because Dad is making bad decisions that after slmost 6 years she can step back into his life. Ha! So now we get to fight that issue. So consistancy, love, therapy, understanding, and fight like a lion to protect him, I as a grandparent will set all my quiet, boring, and sanity aside and put him 1st. Because thats what every loving grandparent should do. or as he lovingly calls us Mema and Papa.
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  • BEFIT020
    Wishing you and your family all the best! I know it's difficult It's not the child's fault but he's the one who pays the ultimate price!
    208 days ago
    Like you, when I was growing up, grandparents didn't raise their grandchildren. They may have helped out some but they didn't raise them. It seems as though too many young people are having children without realizing what they are really getting into. Also, there are too many children having children. Just because you might be in your 20's doesn't mean you are mature enough to raise a child.

    I know that if I were in your situation, I too would do the same thing. All you can do is try to protect that little boy, your beloved grandson as much as you can and try to shield him from his parents and their bad choices. Don't forget to take care of you, though! There is a reason why they tell parents on a plane with children that in the event of a crash, put your oxygen mask on first and then put your children's oxygen mask on them. If you don't take care of you, you won't be able to take care of your grandchild as he grows older. I know that seems counter-intuitive to what we were taught growing up (i.e. it's selfish to think of yourself first). In some respects, that is true, but when it comes to taking care of yourself and your health, it's vital to take care of you. emoticon
    209 days ago
    I also grew up in a time when grandparents may hav helped some but did not raise the grandchildren. All to often people are having kids and have no idea what that really means. There is more to having a child than to just 'popping' them out.

    Although there is a reason you have children at a younger age (not at 50+) I would do the same. I feel for you. Do the best you can and protect that innocent child. None of this is his fault. He is a victim of circumstance.
    209 days ago
    My heart goes out to you in this situation! I know I would do the same if I had a grandchild. Remember to keep taking care of yourself, too! emoticon
    210 days ago
    210 days ago
    Thinking of you and your grandson and wishing you well.
    210 days ago
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    Great job Grandma protect your grandchildren!
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