Raised By Mother And Grandmother: What Is The Difference?

Family & Kids

April 10, 2019 17:52 By Fabiosa

Any parent will tell you that raising a child is a difficult process. Sometimes grandparents help young mothers and fathers, which makes their life a little easier. However, responsibility for upbringing isn’t always distributed equally among representatives of different generations.

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For various reasons, children can stay with their grandparents for a long time. As a result, it turns out that they may raise children in a manner different from how parents would have done. What is this difference?

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First of all, grandparents often “finish” the upbringing process that they couldn’t implement when they were parents to their own children. Therefore, grandchildren often get spoiled. With this in mind, kids may feel resentment towards their parents that don’t grant them similar leeway.

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A clear advantage of such upbringing is the wisdom that grandparents own. They have extensive life experience, which allows them to avoid mistakes in raising their grandchildren. In addition, the youngest generation can always turn to them for advice.

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At the same time, a study showed that seniors often have problems with physical health and material support, which doesn’t allow them to provide their grandchildren with everything they need. There is an increased risk of behavioral problems among grandchildren who are raised far from their parents for a long time, as they have already had to endure stress and unpleasant situations.

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Finally, both the young parents and grandparents have something in common – the absence of ones to turn to for everyday emotional support in raising children.

What about you? Who was involved in your upbringing? Were your grandparents close to you? Share your experience in the comments.

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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.