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40 Things Grandparents Do That Parents Always Hate

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 2 of 41: Grandma and grandpa tend to be more than just occasional babysitters: for many kids, they’re practically a one-stop shop for all things sugary, fried, or otherwise terrible for you. Much to many parents’ dismay, grandparents are a never-ending fount of treats, despite everyone else’s best efforts to make them understand that no pediatrician in the world has ever recommended daily ice cream.“Once a parent becomes a grandparent, their role changes. They are no longer in the ‘parenting’ role but more of a role of fun and cuddles with less expectations. Grandparenting is not about how many times you can tell Johnny to eat his broccoli for nutritional purposes, but rather letting Johnny have fun picking out any candy he wants at the store and letting him eat it before dinner,” says Dr. Kulaga. If you want to make your kid happy, check out the 15 Family Trips Your Teenage Children Won’t Hate.

1. Give kids unlimited treats.

Grandma and grandpa tend to be more than just occasional babysitters: for many kids, they’re practically a one-stop shop for all things sugary, fried, or otherwise terrible for you. Much to many parents’ dismay, grandparents are a never-ending fount of treats, despite everyone else’s best efforts to make them understand that no pediatrician in the world has ever recommended daily ice cream.

“Once a parent becomes a grandparent, their role changes. They are no longer in the ‘parenting’ role but more of a role of fun and cuddles with less expectations. Grandparenting is not about how many times you can tell Johnny to eat his broccoli for nutritional purposes, but rather letting Johnny have fun picking out any candy he wants at the store and letting him eat it before dinner,” says Dr. Kulaga. If you want to make your kid happy, check out the 15 Family Trips Your Teenage Children Won’t Hate.

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