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31/08/2014 at 17:46
31/08/2014 at 20:17
I think it's likely to be different once they have another grandchild and they know them etc. tbh I really wouldn't let it bother me yet. Also some older generations may see children bought up in single parent families (even if both parents parenting) differently, and maybe are trying to 'compensate' in other ways but would love the children equally?
31/08/2014 at 20:53
I would be upset. I was brought up with my parents being very careful to treat us three children equally and I think it's very important. As Rio says, hopefully it will change.
01/09/2014 at 11:00
Do they have any other grandchildren? It may change. I agree its a bit rubbish though. Regardless of the child's mother or her parents, they should treat all grandchildren equally. They may think they are doing a nice thing and if they have no other grandchildren they wont have thought it through.
01/09/2014 at 19:17
I can see it from the grandparents point of view. My parents have paid into a savings account for both my nieces (they are both of an age where they got the g0vernment bond child savings thing so they paid into that). They were worried that nieces father wouldn't be reliable with money and they would need a bit of back up later in life and they have unfortunately been proved right. They have not done the same for disco but that's fine by me as we don't need it right now. However I do know should we ever need help they will provide it.
The savings account is just a practical move all the grand children are loved and treated equally in every other respect.
However if there was clear favouritism of one grandchild over another then I would be very upset.
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