Setting healthy boundaries between parents and grandparents

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