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If I don't visit or call my parents, they'd probably be the same way. sm

Posted by OldMom on May 26, 2005 at 06:42:30:

In Reply to: My kids are being ignored by my parents. Looking for advice sm posted by Sorry, long post on May 25, 2005 at 21:20:29:

You're probably going to have to be the one to start this thing working if you want it to work. You need to invite they over or out to dinner, offer them the place to get away when they need to, be the shoulder they can lean on even though the others are taking advantage of them. It's probably truthfully that they are not "ignoring" your children, they're just bombarded and tired from all the things going on in their own house. You could try to help that by getting them out of that house occassionally and that could be a great break for them.

I know with my own parents, nothing going on in the background, if I don't invite or call, I wouldn't see them for quite a while either. They really just get involved in their own lives too and will come into mine only if I ask them to.




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