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To you all, how many grandparents watch their grandchildren full time.

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Asked by aflower at 9:02 PM on Mar. 12, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • My kids are not ever with their grandparents. I would not trust them with my children.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:02 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • My parents very rarely see my daughter or stepson. I would never leave them alone together. My boyfriend's parents are elderly and living in another state.

    Answer by Ballad at 10:06 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • My mother and FIL almost never see my kids. My mom because she's a self centered bitch, my FIL because he's burned his bridges with us. Even when my mom was living tow doors down from us, the only time she'd come over was to borrow our car, her's being a POS that barely ran.

    My dad and my MIL get to see them as often as they're in town or we're visiting. My family and I just spent 4 days with my MIL and we all had a LOT of fun together. My MIL is also a preschool teacher and has been for 30+ years. She is AWESOME with kids. Good thing too, she has 14 grandkids.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:12 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • My mom and my in-laws help out with the kids on a regular basis. They are all great with them.

    Answer by hatagaj at 10:19 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • I asked my last question, because I wanted to hear what the answers would be! I have been taking care of all three grandchildren full time fifteen years now. I'm the lucky one, to have them in my life.....and my children know how lucky they are to have me, to care for their children.

    Comment by aflower (original poster) at 10:28 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • One lives with me does that count?
    I have but and not watching the other one full time at he present.
    Why do you ask?

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:41 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Never mind you answered my question

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:42 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Aflower, I think it's awesome that you care for your grandchildren full time, if that's what you enjoy. It breaks my heart that my parents have so little to do with my daughter especially, but it's their choice. My boyfriend's parents would love t see all of their grandchildren more, and it's sad that they are so far away.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:48 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • I work from home, so I don't need anyone to watch my kids full time. But I do rely on my parents to babysit on those occasions when I do need to go somewhere without the kids. Unless they've already made other plans, they always say yes when I ask. My parents adore my kids, so they love to spend time with them.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 9:02 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • This doesn't apply to me (I'm not a grandparent & my parents are no longer living, and my MIL has Alzheimer's disease) but I wanted to clarify that it sounds like you are talking about a situation when mom/dad work & grandma takes care of the baby/toddler (instead of daycare.)
    I know there are some grandparents here in Answers who have custody of grandchildren, but when you say "watching" them, are you talking about a childcare arrangement?

    Answer by girlwithC at 9:40 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

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