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But Grandma, a lot has happened in the last 40 years...

Can you help me improve my relationship with my grandparents? They recently moved across the country to be closer to family (my parents, my sister and me + husband). We've grown apart since I transitioned from child to adult (which I think is fairly normal) and I was looking forward to having them in the same city to get closer again. This is turning out to be more difficult than originally premised. Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Sep 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Worried about a worrier

My mother-in-law spends her life worrying about everything. She says she's happier than she's ever been. I think she needs help. [more inside]
posted by up in the old hotel on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Elderly grandparents and young children

How do I best manage a visit to my elderly/dying grandparents with my young children? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Jun 13, 2012 - 12 answers

How can we reasonably intervene in our Grandpa's plans to remarry?

How can we reasonably intervene in our Grandpa's plans to remarry? [more inside]
posted by angsolom on Oct 4, 2011 - 48 answers

How can I deal with my alcoholic parents?

What are my opinions for dealing with my alcoholic parents while they spend the week with us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2011 - 38 answers

What amazing things have you learned from your grandparents?

My grandmother, who I am close with and value deeply, is in her 90s and still sharp as a tack. What questions should I ask her about her life? [more inside]
posted by lalex on Mar 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Trying to avoid drama between protective mother and laid-back grandparents

Grandparents (my parents) want to take my precocious ~3 year old and his ~5 year old cousin out for the day, wife is nervous and wants me to go, but the grandparents are put off, how do I handle this diplomatically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2010 - 41 answers

Goin' to Grandma's House

When we have our baby later this spring, and after I go back to my p/t job, my mom is going to take care of our son a few days a week. I'm looking for tips on what sorts of "supplies" my parents should keep at their house and what we should shuttle back and forth. They'll have their own Pack & Play and their own carseat, but what else? Any other tips to make this as easy as possible for everyone would be much appreciated, too.
posted by trillian on Apr 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Big man scary!

My baby is terrified of her grandfather. What can we do to get her to like him a bit better? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Surviving the weekend with my cranky right-wing grandparents.

My elderly grandparents live 45 minutes south of Orlando. My husband and I are visiting them next weekend. What do we do while we're there to minimize drama and maybe have a bit of fun? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 7, 2009 - 23 answers

To Grandmother's block we go?

Trying to decide just how close to move to our kid's (very enthusiastic) grandparents. If you've experienced the childrearing-with-nearby-grands situation (as kid, grand OR parent), how did it work out? Any advice on encouraging involvement while still maintaining boundaries? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 4, 2009 - 21 answers

How much do I owe my parents?

I'm having a baby girl any week now, and I couldn't be more excited, but it's left me thinking a lot about whether or not I want my parents involved in my daughter's life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 19 answers

How to resolving a conflict with my family over the care of our toddler?

My parents have been gracious enough to take care of my 19 month old boy in the morning while my wife and I are at work. Turns out, there has been more than a bit of tension brewing and this weekend, it boiled over. There was yelling, accusations tears etc. Help me solve this family dispute please... [more inside]
posted by pazoozoo on Jan 18, 2009 - 39 answers

How can we keep anxiety down with uninvited vistors to the hospital?

New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 - 64 answers

Quality intergenerational time that transcends disabilities

What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
posted by moreandmoreso on Oct 16, 2007 - 15 answers

Should I visit my almost estranged grandmother?

I'm moving across the country. I haven't seen my 70 year old grandmother in 5 or 6 years. Should I make the effort to go out of my way and see her before being thousands of miles away? Of course, there's quite a bit [more inside]
posted by plaingurl on Jul 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I tell my grandparents I'm gay?

Should I tell my grandparents I'm gay? [more inside]
posted by the_arbiter on Jan 21, 2007 - 41 answers

What duty do I have to my grandfather (or, more generally, to my extended family)?

FamilyEthicsFilter: What duty do I have to my grandfather (or, more generally, to my extended family)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2006 - 17 answers

Grandparent timeshare?

Polling all grandparents - would you be willing to move/spend part of the year in a different city in order to spend lots of time with, and provide daycare for, your grandkids? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Oct 14, 2006 - 11 answers

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