Having just joined, although not yet a fully-fledged grandmother, I first went to this page to see what you had to say:
Surely the comments in this article are outdated by now? This is the sort of advice that my mother would have needed. Today's grandmothers brought their children up in the 1980s! We had disposable nappies, video and music cassettes and plenty of TV and media available. Our children had car seats and were always strapped in.
We were also riding the wave of extreme alternatives and "natural" foods - our contemporaries were breastfeeding until their children were almost ready for school, and yet we also had one of the first generations of children who were plagued with all sorts of allergies and we were quite familiar with the concept of coeliacs and other intolerances.
The mothers (and mothers-to-be) of today are living in a world where we have (hopefully) found a good balance between the radical Whole Food and Herbal Medicines era of the 80s and the chemical-ridden environment of the 60s in which we ourselves grew up.
I shall certainly listen to my daughter-in-law's theories on how she's going to run the "family business" and be happy to learn from her. But it won't include learning how to do up a disposable nappy.
JackyB Tue 27-May-14 11:52:23
MiniMouse Tue 27-May-14 12:11:32
kittylester Tue 27-May-14 12:13:41
tanith Tue 27-May-14 12:16:00
Riverwalk Tue 27-May-14 12:17:33
Grandmanorm Tue 27-May-14 12:27:43
LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 27-May-14 12:31:26
Riverwalk Tue 27-May-14 12:46:46
rosesarered Tue 27-May-14 13:26:37
Grandmanorm Tue 27-May-14 14:05:38
CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 27-May-14 14:42:59
Ariadne Tue 27-May-14 17:40:19