But sometimes these kids are initially being manipulative, and are using their skills to try to "con" their grandparents.
It’s my experience that this is a very common thing for kids to do.
When parents are unable to raise their children, grandparents often step in. S., there are millions of grandparents raising grandchildren.
These families are often called “grandfamilies.” Of course raising your own grandchildren is not without it’s challenges, but, it can also be rewarding.
Make a binder or folder where you keep all of these important papers so you can easily find them when you need them. Talk with the key people in your grandchildren's lives, such as teachers, pediatricians, school social workers, and any lawyers or child welfare professionals who have been involved with your grandchild.
These are some questions you may want to ask: What phone numbers I do I need?
When you have primary care of your grandchild, you have less time for yourself.
But there can be many challenges with this “grandfamilies” arrangement as well: grandparents and grandkids may both feel anger, stress, or resentment – this is all normal. They might be struggling with emotional issues and grief, especially their parents have died.The difficulty here is that grandparents don’t like to be told how to raise their grandkids, thinking that they’ve raised their own children and know how to do it just fine.And parents don’t want their kids to be raised outside of their own philosophy.So if the period of calm ends and the disruptive behavior emerges, I tell grandparents “Don’t blame yourself. And you’re starting to see the child in the light of his true problems.” If You’re Helping to Raise Your Grandchildren While Their Parents are Working Many grandparents are watching their grandkids in the daytime while a single parent or even both parents are working.So in effect, those kids have two sets of parents and two parenting styles to cope with, and those styles may not always be in sync.