I have a beautiful granddaughter of 22 months who is our only grandchild. Since her birth I have had close contact with her and regularly care for her as she lives nearby.
She has always been relaxed and happy with me and my husband but over the past couple of months she has changed her attitude towards me and refuses to have anything to do with me. She only has to set eyes on me to scowl and tell me to go away. She is fine with her Grandfather. Her parents are both at home with her all the time as they work from home, but I used to have her for the day every week and also take her out for a couple of hours to give her parents a break. She adores her Mother , my daughter and sometimes is difficult with her Dad if they are both with her. He says she is better when he is on his own with her. At the moment I don't look after her on my own but visit and try and play or we all go out somewhere together so she doesn't fear that I will take her away from her Mum which I assume is the problem as she is so attached to her Mother. This approach has made little difference.
Has anyone else experienced this? I would appreciate some advice. I stay calm and ignore the hostility and be myself and hope that it is just a phase. It is coinciding with tantrums etc.
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