GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012 - (Page 34)

grandparent rights Guilt Trip photo: © Steve Debenport Bulldozing your way into their lives won’t win you visitation rights By SuSAN HoFFmAN D ear Susan, We live in Massachusetts and our two grandkids live in California, and now the parents won’t let us see the kids. It’s mostly our daughter’s doing— she has some serious mental problems. She and her husband got angry at us when we explained we could no longer pay for the private school for our granddaughter. Our grandkids are right in the middle, but we know they really love us and are being brainwashed by the parents. They are only 7 and 9 years old. I know Share this article with your friends. 34 GRAND they miss us. And that’s why we decided to just go to California and knock on their door. We showed up at the house, and our daughter wouldn’t let us inside; we showed up at the school, and our daughter blocked us. We even talked to the principal, the pediatrician and the neighbor to try to get them to talk some sense into her. Everyone loves us, and no one can understand why our daughter is keeping us away. All I could get out of her is that we should apologize if we want to see the kids, but for what? She said we should be able to figure it out.... I guess we will JAN FEB 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012

GRAND – Jan/Feb 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids: A Safer World
Catching Up with Kay Glynn
Table of Contents
Grand Central
Riding the Age Wave
Healthy Grandkids: Nutrition No-No’s
“Natural” or Not?
Citrus Wonder: MCP
Cover Story: Werner Berger
School Readiness: Imagine That!
Toys ’n Tech
Healthy Grandparents
Grandparent Rights: Guilt Trip
Sex for Better Health

GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012