Have always been very involved with my first grandson now aged 7. His parents separated when he was 2. Mum suffers from depression and copes about 60% of the time. She is a gentle loving person but does not offer much stimulation. Dad works away and although loves his son dearly and sees him regularly cannot take on board the impact of home life on his son.
My grandson is becoming a 'young carer' for his mum. Is sometimes bullied at school and finds school work difficult. I intervene with school and parents. Getting the balance right is tricky.
I worry a lot about his future and being a widow miss being able to discuss and share concerns with my husband.
If there are any other grandparents who are shouldering some parental responsibilities for parents who have limited coping abilities i would like to make contact.
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