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When an adult (single) mother lives back with her parents and the grandparents provide all of the support and more than their share of child rearing, does it negatively affect a child if the grandparents are the ones making sure homework gets done?




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When an adult (single) mother lives back with her parents and the grandparents provide all of the support and more than their share of child rearing, does it negatively affect a child if the grandparents are the ones making sure homework gets done?


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cmccarthy writes:
Absolutely not! Grandparents are a fabulous resource for young children, and often supply the stability and continuity that busy, over-worked parents can't. Connie McCarthy
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Lisa @ School Family writes:
Thanks for jumping in Connie! srparent- thought you would enjoy reading Connie's recent blog about how grandparents can play an important role in educating young children. On another note: if there are homework questions that your grandchild asks you that you cannot answer, don't worry. I find, especially with math, my kids are taught so differently now that I cannot help them... and that's ok. The teacher needs to know what concepts kids are not getting. The kids are better off going back to the teacher and saying they didn't understand how to do something.
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Tzahara06 writes:
I know as an over-worked/student single parent, my mom has been a great deal of help. She makes sure my daughter does all of her homework, tutors her in areas she needs help with and is very involved in the PTA. She has been OUR anchor and bridge to many resources that I did not know existed. I'm blessed to have that kind of help.
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empty writes:
My daughter works til 5 or 6 p.m. Her daughter would be too tired to start on homework if she had to wait for her mom. It is so much easier for my granddaughter to do the work while she is still fresh and can remember what was taught in class.
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