Disagreements between parents and grandparents
Cookies for breakfast, staying up late and maybe a little more TV than usual.
For some families, what happens at grandma’s house stays at grandma’s house.
But for others, clashes over parenting choices and enforcing parents’ rules can cause major strife between a child’s parents and grandparents according to research from the University of Michigan.
Nearly half of parents describe disagreements with one or more grandparent about their parenting, with one in seven going so far as to limit the amount of time their child sees certain grandparents.
Disputes most commonly involve discipline (57 per cent), meals (44 per cent), and TV/screen time (36 per cent).
Other thorny subjects: manners, safety and health, bedtime, treating some grandchildren differently than others and sharing photos or information on social media.
Do you clash with your children about the treatment of grandchildren? What causes the most fights in your family?