The New Mate Can Be A Threat To Grandparent Access

December 3, 2018

Being single parent until the kids grow up can be a lonely place for parents. The problem with developing new relationships as a single parent is the danger imposed upon a child's safety and further destruction of the family unit, especially with extended family members. Grandparents.

The new guy has trouble adjusting to the in-laws because of the reminder that it brings of his new woman's previous relationship. The new guy wants to rule the roost without pesky family intrusion, including both sets of grandparents.

When the non-biological male and sometimes female enter the household changes are on the horizon, the biggest being alienation of grandparents.

If these moms and dads would focus more on their parental responsibility, which is to put their children first, homes would be a safer place and grandparents wouldn't be shut out.

A California man was arrested in May of 2018 for abusing his 10 children ranging in age between 4months and 12 years. He is not the biological father of all of them. The kids were home schooled which why there were no red flags until one of the kids went missing and the mom called the police. The mom has been charged for neglect and the dad for lewd conduct as well as abuse. The children were removed from the home and placed in protective custody.

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In Amy Dickinson's column May 1, 2018, she published a letter from a grandparent who was concerned about her three year old grandchild living in the home with the parent's significant other.

She explained that current live-in spent a good deal of time with the grandchild. The grandpraent wrote of concerns based on the horror stories about abusive boyfriends and girlfriends and harm commited to children.

The grandchild had reported that the significant other wasn't nice and that that person spanked the child. The grandma told the parent who didn't believe the child.

Amy cited in her response that the parent should investigate rather than assume the child is l The correct response to this report is never to assume that the child is lying, but to investigate and discern what is behind these statements.

She went on to provide information from the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics about children living in households with unrelated adults are nearly 50 times as likely to die from inflicted injuries as children living with biological parents.

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