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Questions tagged [grandparents]

Questions involving someone's grandmother or grandfather, either biological or legal, and interactions between them or also interactions between yourself and one of them. Can also be used for interactions with someone else's grandparents.

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My grandmother doesn't talk or communicate any more. How can I be good company to her?

My grandmother is over 90 years old, and lives in a retirement home. She can't do anything alone anymore, almost not even move, and basically she is in bed all day, almost only sleeping. There are ...
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Parent asked grandparents to take the grandkids out of the will

A few years ago I overheard my mom talking to her mom about removing the grandchildren from their will. My mom was making the point that she doesn't want us having everything handed to us, how we need ...
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How do I tell my stepson and his wife that I don't want to babysit their son overnight right now, after losing my mother, without coming off badly?

I have a 15 month old step grandson who is adorable. He and his parents (my stepson) live about an hour away so it's not too far to do some babysitting. We have watched him for weekends, and of course ...
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Received a large monetary gift from an estranged grandparent - now what?

This afternoon my parents visited me. It was all pretty normal until just before they left, they told me that my estranged grandfather apparently suddenly felt the need to donate a large gift of money ...
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Sick grandparent(s) moved in and are now inciting anger and stress

We're a family of three, my mom, my dad and I. My dad's father has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and, based on what we know so far, there's no chance for a recovery and not much life is ...
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How to talk to family member about their spending?

My grandparents have a caravan at the Baltic see where they basically spend all summer. This, in my view, is good for them. They get to be in nature, which should be good for their health, and they ...
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How do I reveal to my father that his father is not his biological father?

I've been using DNA testing to supplement my genealogical research and have made the rather startling discovery that the man whom I knew as my paternal grandfather was not in fact my father's ...
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Grandpa has dementia, how to include him in conversation?

I'm not sure if this is a question that can be asked here (or even answered) but I'd like to try. My grandpa is almost 80 and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's a little over a year ago. Since then ...
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How can I talk to my grandfather about his public display of affections with a woman in my presence?

Our family takes turns watching over my grandpa since he's 92 and cannot live independently without assistance. I was at my grandpa's house over lunch and "Alice" stops by which was unusual- she is ...