How much should grandparents discipline their grandkids?
Last updated 8/28/2008 at Noon
At some point in time, grandparents may find themselves watching their young grandchildren while the parents work, or they may take over for a few hours now and then to give a harried mother a break.
This can potentially lead to friction in relationships when the parents and grandparents do not see eye-to-eye on how to punish misbehavior.
I hesitate to use the word “discipline” in this context, as it means to teach or guide. Who would argue with a grandma showing a grandkid the right way to hold a fork or use a knife?
However, if a child is awake and in a non-vegetative state, it’s...