October 28, 2006 1:21am CST
My grandparents raised me, my brother and sister. They are very special to me. Was anyone else raised by their grandparents? Does it make you feel stronger feelings for them? Whats different about being raised by grandparents? What are some of the ups and downs?
16 Nov 06
My nanna is a huge part of my life, and has always been there for anyone of her grandchildren no matter what, My mum had a breakdown when i was younger and i decided to go live with my nanna for awhile, I was extremly lucky to have her she is a good catholic woman and has strong values and beliefs without her i dont know where i would be today but i certainly wouldnt be here thats for sure!
16 Nov 06
I wasn't raised by my grandparents...but my husband was. He's closer to them than his parents and we always visit them and not his parents. Even my son doesn't realize they are his grandparents though he has met them a couple of times. But there are certain things that I see in my husband that I don't like because he's been pampered by his grandparents. I'm sure not all grandparents are like that. But my husband's grandparents are. And I guess that's normal too. Grandparents might not be able to be parents. It's their right to pamper their grandchildren when they are being taken care of ...where do you draw the line as grandparents and be a parent? I guess it was difficult for them to discipline because of the inherent grandparent feelings that they had for him. I can't really comment on all the ups and downs 'coz my husband is the only one I know who has been raised by grandparents.