Setting healthy boundaries between parents and grandparents
WASHINGTON - Setting boundaries between you and someone you love – especially between parents and grandparents - can sometimes be difficult to achieve.
Childcare advocate and expert Florence Ann Romano says sometimes those boundary lines can be a little blurred because of ineffective communication right from the start.
"The truth is, boundaries are important for all our relationships," said Romano. "But the grandparent relationship is a really specific one, and there needs to be respect on both sides."
Here are some tips to use for setting healthy boundaries:
- Set boundaries early
- Communicate those boundaries
- Explain your choices
- Pick your battles
- Ask for / show appreciation