Ask Honey: How Do I Enforce a Different Set of Rules?

Hi Honey, When my granddaughter stays at my house we have a different set of rules. Will this confuse our granddaughter?

- Jeannette

---------- Hi Jeannette,

As grandparents your actions should correspond with your granddaughter’s parent’s rules unless they are very permissive parents. I would use this rule pertaining to your granddaughter: When in Rome do as the Romans if… your granddaughter stamps her feet and cries when she cannot have her way. Then you have every right to set down your rules but it is important to come from love. Grandparents are not policemen. The last thing you want to do is alienate your granddaughter…or your daughter-in-law!

- Honey