GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011 - (Page 12)

grandparent rights No more questions Step 1: Remove foot from mouth by SuSAN HoffmAN D Share this article with your friends. 12 GRAND ear Susan, I am feeling so defeated because I can’t seem to do anything right when it comes to my adult child. It has been over three years since I’ve seen my grandchildren, and I don’t see things ever changing. My son lives out of state and is recently divorced, so you would think that would have solved the visitation issue, but it hasn’t. Every time I try to talk to my son, he shuts down and comes up with excuses why I can’t come for a visit to see the kids. There is one child who is 3 years old, who I have never met, so sad. I mostly send emails asking lots of questions about what’s going on, and they continue to go unanswered.... I will share that he did finally answer my last email, the one where I asked if he had a girlfriend and insinuated he was too busy for me, and then I guess I sort of attacked his parenting skills. I told him that I hoped he knew what he was doing with the kids and that they were okay and happy. Well, he really let me have it. He accused me of being judgmental, negative and condescending. He pointed out that I Nov Dec 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011

GRAND - Nov./Dec. 2011
Grand View
Tips on Talking With Grandkids
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
No More Questions
How Hip Are You?
’Tis the Season to Be Techie!
Cover Story: Golden Grandparents’ Rule #1
The Secret Guest
Spirituality for Grandkids
Stocking Stuffers and Beyond...
Have a Noble Holiday
Grandparents Survival Guide
Saving Pirate Ryan
Kinship Care Resources
Grandpa’s Dream

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2011