Well, I'm lucky to have a wonderful mother. She's been a good grandmother to my DD. My ex-IL's have been good to my DD, too. Neither of them have tried to take over the way I raise my child.
I think sometimes grandparents have another option to do 'better' with grandchildren. Something that they feel they didn't quite do when they were parents with us. They mean well, but they actually do worse.
I think sometimes they do know best but it is hard if you feel like they are taking over or not considering your opinion. My mother is helpful but no to intruding, what I have had to do sometimes with her or his great grama is accept your position, even though your a parent, they still at one time wiped your butt your an adult but still their child. So taking advice from them isn't so bad, but try to not look at it as offending your parenting skills their just your elders giving their advice from their perspective. I've found when I look at peoples as elders instead of equals then it isnt as big of a deal.
I can't say I've experienced this.
They don't always know best but it sure is hard proving it to them lol
I don't know, mine were always good.
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