I was reading an article on Kidshealth. It said that over 5 million children live with their grandparents. I started reminiscing about when my family went on vacation to visit my grandma and grandpa. Those are great memories. They lived in Florida and they had an orange tree in their yard. We would get up at 5 o’clock in the morning, with my Grandpa, to go fishing in Lake Okeechobee. We caught speckled perch, using worms and then Grandma would clean them and cook them for dinner that night. Sometimes we would go to Fort Pierce and go in the ocean. When I was 14, Walt Disney World opened up and we would go there for one day, every year, for many years. My grandma and grandpa died many years ago but the memories of those vacations make it seem as if it was yesterday.
Unfortunately, when some people get divorced they don’t let their children see their ex spouse’s parents. To me this is unfair because the children deserve to have a relationship with all of their grandparents. Grandparents nurture in different ways than parents do. A child cannot have too much love. If you are one of those parents who try to punish your ex by keeping your child/children away from their parents, I encourage you to think about how that will affect your children. Stop the madness and let your children start making those memories.
Please let us know what your remedy would be for keeping in touch and building those relationships with their grandparents, even when you’re divorced from their son or daughter.
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