02-27-2017 12:45 PM - last edited on 02-28-2017 12:41 PM by Ngaio-RO
Leading up to that week our beautiful granddaughter attitude was out of control with her step-dad. Step-dad has been her life on and off for 7 years. So our beautiful granddaughter was sent to spend the weekend with us so all involved can take time away from each other. Lol I can understand what our teenagers are put up against, I truly do. So our wonderful daughter decided that her daughter can live with her father which i agreed as she truly needed to focus on herself . Her father was part of her life and all our extended family for 7 years and he was over the moon and had asked myself and my husband for some advise. Our granddaughter keeps in contact with us via messener and snapchat. Thanks to Google i can understand her shorthand. Her relationship with her mother, stepfather and brothers were becoming a strained relationship. No one was listening to her thats why i reached out. No one would listen to me,hey i don't live their. But it was best for our granddaughter to be with her dad who embraced the changes of his beautiful intelligent creative fashionista great communicator and definitely hard worker too. Our beautiful teenage granddaughter who will inspire to an amazing adventure we love you xxx
02-28-2017 11:48 AM
Hi @Serapis22 What a great outcome!
I'm always so moved when I hear a story about a family member going to bat on behalf of a teenager. It's very easy as a parent to be so close to the problem you can't see the forest for the trees anymore.
I know how incredibly hard blended families can be and, just as it is for your granddaghter, sometimes some members need to try something different. How wonderful that you're so connected to your granddaughter that you could be her voice in this situation.
I'm sure mum and step-dad will come around to seeing her exactly as you do. It's amazing what a bit of space can do for everyone.
Will you get to maintain the same level of contact now she's at her dad's?
02-28-2017 02:51 PM
03-22-2017 10:33 AM
That's wonderful @Serapis22. It's great to hear how close you are with your granddaughter.
Maintaining a close relationship with her dad is wonderful too. I imagine that means a lot to her.
Is she in your care often?
03-22-2017 10:45 AM
03-22-2017 10:55 AM
Just wanted to say how lucky she is to have a grandmother like you watching out for her!
Change is certainly challenging, especially one of this size, but I do hope that she is willing and resilient to give it some time?
Good on you for being there to guide her
03-23-2017 08:25 PM
03-24-2017 10:35 AM
That's wonderful news @Serapis22 It's great she's growing and learning in such a wonderful way.
And I completely agree with the others, she's so lucky to have such a wonderful grandmother.