Some Grand parents have not lost sight of what children need.

It is not only the Authorities who have to provide answers but parents themselves who blatantly ignore the real needs of children. Grand parents should not be the solution when bringing up children, Grannies have done their job and need to relax take it easy before they pop off to eternity.
So why are many modern parents ignoring their responsibilities and neglecting their children like never before.
It is simply because of the Us and Me syndrome society where many children are not considered a prime factor within the family and are ignored. A bit of keeping up with the Jones's goes back ages but its now like keeping up with the Forsythe-Silvertail-Smythes.
A comfortable house - home indeed yes but a huge mansion to accommodate more than is required in preference to the finance being spent on parental guidance and education and affection, no.
Thirty something couples have been dragged into the status cult where bigger and better looking houses have become the new magnet for visual self respect, what happens within these homes of absent couples working their butts off in order to maintain their facade of opulence; is in total contrast to the view from the street. Infighting, bickering and wondering how they can afford to send John and Jane to that private school where Dr Dick Cashedup next door sends his brats.
But that recent interest hike has hit them hard, so poor old Grandma's called out of retirement to get the children ready for school and provide boxed lunches now that school lunches are financially outed.
It is time Children were put first. We all have to work during our lifetime, however, we must live within our means.


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Rosemary said…
The rules of child rearing keep changing. Some families, keen to follow the latest and best practice
with their infants,find themselves using different methods with each consecutive child(Five myself).
Understandably, this is causing grief for mothers, who-on top of their already full workloads-are made to feel guilty for not following whatever baby policy of the time is being promoted.
Mothers should be free to follow their instincts on parenting issues. They are biologically coded to provide the best care for their children and know when advice runs against their intuition.
Anonymous said…
I don't see much evidence of biological coding in the Mums I come across - some are good and others are so badly behaved themselves, it's no wonder their kids are a mess. These days, where wider family community is lacking, I think young teens/adults need parenting courses desperately. Mums of the past used to learn from their Mums, Grandparents, Aunts, etc. From that Family Community. Most familys today don't have that anymore. Too busy working to pay off the so called "dream" packages.

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