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How often do your kids stay the night with grandparents?

And when they go, do they always come back acting like monsters? When my kids were little we had to limit grandma overnights because it took several days for them to get them back to normal.

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scout_mom

Asked by scout_mom at 12:18 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • My son and I lived with my parents until he was 8. After we moved out he slept over a couple days a week and he never came back acting like a monster. I would never limit his time with his grandparents, no matter how horrible he acted when he got back. They are his grandparents and an important part of his life. They will not be around forever, so that relationship is necessary.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:20 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • About once a month, and he comes back acting the same as when he left. He knows there are different rules and expectations with grandma and grandpa than with me. They are his grandparents, of course they are going to spoil him and give him more of what he wants. That's what grandparents are for, I remember the special bond I had with my grandparents and I hope that my son is able to create the same type of relationship with my parents!!

    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • My oldest- twice a year. The two little guys never. But I agree, there have been times DS would come back acting a donkey and I'd have to put my foot down and tell him the way he acts at grandma's is not the same as at home.
    Sharell8710

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 12:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • A couple times/year - but my parents live 1 mile down the road and my inlaws live less than 10 minutes, so we're seeing them all the time. Sometimes their schedule is a little messed up, but that's not important. I love that my kids have a really close relationship with their gparents.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 12:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Mine never have...at least not without us too. We live far away from grandparents.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 12:24 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • My mom and dad live 20 min away from me in another city, and my mil lives here in town. My middle son usually stays overnight with my mil most Friday nights. She likes the company and he enjoys spending time with Grandma. My mom has my kids once in a while for overnights. She prefers to have them 1 at a time, but sometimes she will take 2 or even all 3. In the summertime my dad agreed to have my oldest 3 days/wk each week. My parents and my mil do have rules and limits, and they enforce them-- so my kids are their usual selves (not monsters) when they come back home from overnights at grandparents.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 12:26 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Umm once a month with my mom..maybe once every two....with daddys mom, maybe slightly more often! But he comes back acting horrible and daddys mom doesnt understand the meaning of REAL food or limiting juice and snacks so even day visits are becoming more limited.
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • About 2 times a year. My parents spoil them rotten but don't let them get away with murder. They come home pretty much the same.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 12:30 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • group hugIt warms my heart to see all the positive responses & the realization of the importance that grandparents have in children's lives. Mine were wonderful & I miss them dearly. I am grateful that my kids have close relationships w/ their g-parents. My mom esp. is very active in their lives. My 8 y/o dau prob. spends the night w/ her about once a month. My mom also stays here at our home to take care of everything when hubby & I go away for our long anniv. get away.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:31 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • They haven't in 5 or so years...when we moved 900 miles away.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 12:34 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

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