Grandma is playing favorite amongst the cousins when it comes to gifts but addressing the issue is not as straightforward as you would think.
Parents need advice and ideas on how to make their very young child feel more connected to one set of grandparents who live on the other side of the world. Weekly video conferences are just cutting it.
A mom is very concerned about how her in-laws are subtly and overtly treating her toddler son vis-a-vis his female toddler cousin, which is dripping in gender-bias. She needs advice on how to handle this tricky family situation.
A step-dad turns to us looking for help on a tricky situation with his partner’s mother and how she is influencing her grandchild, and not in a good way.
Expectant parents are debating how to handle childcare arrangements for their toddler when they’re in the hospital for childbirth. They’re at a stalemate over grandparent childcare.
A new mom doesn’t want to her well-known family drama to bleed into and taint her daughter’s first birthday party. How can she maintain the peace with the grandparents and her in-laws while shielding her daughter and her young friends?
Sleep deprived parents are divided on whether their young toddler is ready to sleep over at his grandparents’ and it’s led to marital strife.
A family is having a hard time establishing boundaries with a mother-in-law and grandmother who travels cross country to visit and stay over even knowing it’s very inconvenient for the entire family’s schedule.
A grandmother is being asked by her daughter to forgo “Grandma” for an alternative name to be called by her grandkids. She needs some advice.
A mom would love a recommendation for how to show her extra helpful mother-in-law some very deserving and special appreciation.
A mom needs some advice to help her daughter who doesn’t like her grandfather.
A new mother needs wants to know how to stick to her decision to keep away from her toxic family.
My parents are secretly planning to move near my immediate family. They are functional alcoholics and the stress of them pressuring to consistently babysit my young son is leading me to actually consider moving out-of-state.
My estranged parents want to build a relationship with me and my infant twins. But they still don’t want to accept my partner as a mother to our sons. I find this unacceptable. I need your advice.
My mother-in-law will be caring for my baby daily when my maternity leave ends. How do I set-up appropriate boundaries and manage that tricky relationship?
This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.
My daughter has behavioral special needs that make visits with and from her grandparents very stressful for everyone, including her. I really want the grandparent relationship to be strong. What should I do?
What do you do when granddad has a girlfriend and your child doesn’t want to share attention, and honestly speaking you’re not ready to either?
A super wonderful Advice Smackdown update.
My mother is an addict. I gave her a chance to be part of my daughter’s life but she keeps breaking the rules and I can’t trust her. Now what?