When my eldest daughter was about 8 years old, she was often bothered by her paternal grandparents’ attitude towards me. Being her mom, I found it hard to see her feeling distraught – especially because of people she should feel good about loving—her grandparents.
It is natural, I suppose, to take sides when your son or daughter divorces. But, just as ex-spouses dissing each other in front of their kids harms the children, grandparents’ attitudes can have the same effect.
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