A A A | | follow us on twitterfollow us on facebook

Ask Jackie: Husband losing patience with my childcare commitments

Created by Jackie Highe in Ask Jackie, Being a Granny-carer

jackie higheQ: Hi Jackie, I am new to Grannynet. My daughter is married with two children.  She and her husband work full time and my daughter is the main breadwinner.  My granddaughter is 15 months and goes to a day nursery.  My grandson is 4 and goes to a state nursery.  I look after my grandson after nursery and my grandaughter if she is sick.  I also babysit perhaps once or twice a month and have had them on three sleepovers. During the summer I will have my grandson all day but he will be on holiday with his parents for one week and will be  going to his sister’s nursery for two weeks. My daughter and grandchildren pop in at the weekend and sometimes I go on outings with them.

My husband was made redundant two years ago but gets about 3 days work a week but does not know when he will get work and it can be spaced over the week.  He realises that it would be costly for my daughter to get childcare and that I enjoy looking after my grandchildren, but he finds it hard having my grandson every day and them popping in a lot.  I feel torn between trying to help my daughter and my husband not wanting the children around so much.  Neither of us know the answer to the dilemma.  Can you help? I would be grateful for any advice or help you could give me.  Carol

source url  

watch A: The role that you and your husband are playing is one that modern grandparents increasingly fill – supplementing childcare. Your children are working flat out and you’re helping them to cope.

follow link  

http://wilsonrelocation.com/?q=%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%88%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B3 بنوك الفوركس It’s clear that you’re a close family, and it seems from your letter that your children appreciate what you’re doing and are trying very hard not to take you for granted. It’s also clear that they like spending time with you themselves, and don’t just dump the children and run.


here But habits form, and what you’re doing isn’t easy – in fact it’s difficult on many levels – it’s hard work, stressful, restricting and at times, exasperating. Small children can stretch your invention – and your patience – to breaking point. It’s understandable that your husband is struggling with all this. He possibly feels that you’ve both come to a time in your life when you deserve a bit of a break.


http://parts.powercut.co.uk/?risep=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA&435=bf Perhaps it might help if you suggested to your husband that he came on the outings with you all – or that you wouldn’t go on them so often. And try to involve him in the things you’re doing with your grandchildren.


لفوركس Rather than feeling torn, have a family chat next time you’re all together. Discuss it with your husband first, pointing out to him that you love helping, but that you understand how he feels, too. Then when you see your daughter and son in law, you could both put it to them that although you love what you’re doing, you’d like to do a little less, and discuss how that can be managed. Keep it calm and low-key.

jobba hemifrån med enkäter  

http://i3group.com.au/?klykva=%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA&a5d=10 In giving this support you’re helping to surround your grandchildren with security and love. And you get to spend precious time with them – time they’ll remember all their lives. You’re right in there, playing a major role in their lives and it’s lovely.


http://asect.org.uk/?ilyminaciya=%D9%82%D9%8A%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9&356=14 But that doesn’t mean either of you have to be a doormat. Make sure the care you provide is at a level you’re comfortable with. You need time together as a couple, too.  If you need a discussion guide for sitting down and talking with your daughter about the help you offer please refer to the Grannynet Ground Rules.

source site  


We need to self protect

source Since I set up the support group for grandparents who are denied contact with their [...]


Ask Jackie: denied access but wanting to open bank account

see Q: Hi, I have a son who is denied access to his children as are [...]


Ask Jackie: special guardianship allowance

الخيارات الثنائية يعيش مراجعة الإشارات Q: Hi Jackie, viagra 40mg  I’m not a grandmother but an aunt who has taken [...]


Are you expecting twins?

go to link We all know how exciting it is when we find out we are going to [...]


Kraamzorg UK to offer lifeline for new mums and dads

http://www.livingwithdragons.com/?printers=%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7&bcd=c8 Granny to the rescue! Are you worried about how your expectant daughter or daughter-in-law will [...]


A little something for September…

برنامج خيار ثنائي يعمل Every so often something goes on the forum that we all think should be shared [...]


Food destination guides inspire us to stay off the chips!

There are certain times in our lives when we want to stick with what we [...]


Have you booked your travel insurance yet?

Why book travel insurance?   Holidays are what many of us look forward to throughout [...]

Austrian Alps150

Summer hiking in the alps

Famed across the world for its supreme skiing, medicine the Alps stretch across thousands of [...]


What to Do If a Child Has an Asthma Attack at School

If getting a call from the school nurse can be unnerving, clinic hearing that your [...]


Top tips on taking care of your grandchildren’s teeth

I am so saddened to see the latest figures for children’s dental decay; three in [...]


Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide

A new guide to help parents of children with learning disabilities and autism [...]


Rustic pear and Bramley apple tart

Weather conditions this year have been ideal for the apple harvest and right now is [...]

Patrick Drake150

Moroccan spiced lamb with sweet vegetable stew

Patrick Drake, co-founder and Head Chef of HelloFresh.co.uk commented, “We’ve been hearing all sorts of [...]


Fussy eaters

What’s the fuss? Anyone with children will know that when it comes to eating, for [...]



I found this to be a great all day cream, it was easily absorbed and didn’t leave a sticky residue. [...]



Very thick and luxurious with a pleasant fragrance. Felt more like a special treatment than [...]

Little bird jeans


I received several items from this range to review; a Fairisle cardigan, denim jeans, a long sleeve [...]

Poplico go site

Poplico Pram Gloves £21.00

fanny-quiz2 get link

A weekly fun & educational quiz to enjoy with your little ones

Copyright © 2012 Grannynet.co.uk Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Website Design and SEO by Brightenearly Ltd