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What is the difference between a mother & a grandmother?

My 14yr old gd asked me this question & I explained to her that the differences now are different than they use to be because times have changed & the roles of grandmothers, combined with time & energy have had to change with the times. She said she doesn't understand and is still confused.


Asked by ThankfullyProud at 1:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I don't understand what you mean.  A grandmother is the mother of the mother of the child who's asking is all I can come up with.  lol.  Sorry.  I don't think that's what you mean, because well that's pretty obvious. 


    Answer by CookieMom108 at 1:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • A mom is the one doing the raising, a grandma has already done this and now only participates in the fun parts.


    Answer by older at 1:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • A grandmother is a parents' parent

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:31 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Grand-mom is Mom's mother and your Mom is your mother.

    Answer by vbruno at 1:32 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • LOL it does sound confusing. Just say you were her mommy/daddy mommy.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • a grandma can spoil and send the kids home to mom lol mom has more control ovr punishments and things kids can do

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 1:34 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • I don't think the roles have changed at all. I just think it's become more apparent how different people choose to fill those rolls.
    A Grandma in most cases is a spoiler, a unbiased supporter, and a friend.
    A mother is a diciplinarian, all control, a leader, and a caregiver.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:31 PM on Apr. 19, 2011