grand parents rights

@aztcgirl (267)
United States
August 24, 2008 2:02pm CST
do you think grandparents have the same right as parents when it comes to their grand children.
3 responses
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
24 Aug 08
No..I am a grandparent and I don't have the same rights as my daughter with her own children, my daughter rights are more than mines. Some time I feel like I don't have any rights at all. A doctor hurt my feelings real bad once about my grand children. I have forgotten what the situation was, but my daughter was in the military and I had power of authority over the children (which was with me at time). One got real ill and she had to come home. I forgot what happened but the doctor told her these are your children not your mother's and you have the right to do whatever you decide, and he acted like I wasn't even there. He completely ignored me. My daughter told him you are being rude to my mother.
@aztcgirl (267)
• United States
24 Aug 08
my parents think they have right but legally they dont because they arent my real parents, i found out they took my biological parent to court saying they were unfit to raise me and they make me feel like im doing a bad job butt then my friends remind me im not the on on trial for child molestation my dad is. we are strict with our kids we dont let our kids walk all over us. so what is wrong with being strict my guardian dad insulted my husband by saying my kids are going to hate us because we are strict. my kids arent going to hate us, they are just tring to tell us how to live our lives they cant they dont help us in any way , all they have done is just cause stress in our lives now. we dont hit our kids no matter how pissed off my kids get us they are alway coming around us and saying i lve you and giving us hugs , does that sound like our kids are goiung to hate us? nope not to me.
@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have to say in some cases yes. I have seen too many grandparents who are the "parent" doing most of if not all of the rearing of the child. While the actual parents act as though this is normal. And they go about their lives as though the child is a nuisance. Rights should be evaluated on a case by case basis. But I think it should be considered.
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
24 Aug 08
So right. I know a couple who is now raising their two great-grandchildren. And I know many more who raise their grandchildren. Parents nowhere to be seen.
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
24 Aug 08
The courts seem to think that grandparents do have rights. More and more grandparents sue for visitation rights, when the parents don't allow them to see the grandkids (especially in divorce cases). And the courts seem to grant them such rights. I think that if there is no problem with the grandparents they should see the grandkids. We have a lot to learn from the older generation.