A look at the role grandparents play after a couple divorces.
Grandparents play a special role in children’s lives, but when a child’s parents divorce, a grandparent’s role can change. However with the right attitude from both the parents and grandparents, children can still have a great relationship with Gramma and Grampa. Marc Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Means Moms House or Dads? elaborates. “The perfect grandparent would be supportive, would continue to communicate even if it’s just at a cordial level with the parent who is divorcing their child, to continue to maintain a relationship with the grandchildren and not change anything more than is necessary, and to recognize the fact that it takes two to tango, that it wasn’t just the other parent who probably caused the problem, it probably was their child and the other parent, together.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.