This topic may be a difficult one for some to read because there are many people out there who unfortunately don’t hold consistent relationships with their parents. As a result, their children rarely (if ever) get to meet their grandparents. If this somewhat resembles you, here’s why your kids deserve to meet their grandparents, and why you should consider making that happen.
It’s Beyond You
Every family is different, and perhaps there’s a very good reason you and your parents aren’t on speaking terms. But when it comes to your children and the potential relationship they could have with your parents, it becomes beyond you. Whatever baggage you’re holding onto needs to take a momentary backseat. As long as your parents are respectable people who can be trusted around children, there’s no reason that they shouldn’t be allowed to meet them.
Your Kids May See Something You Don’t
At times, we can be too close to a situation to see things for how they truly are. Perhaps you resent your parents for certain things, and this resentment has carried over into the present day. But your children don’t see things that way, and your parents deserved to be looked at with open eyes and hearts. Perhaps the relationship you have with your folks will take longer to mend, but in the meantime, allowing them to bond freely with your kids can only help matters.