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Grandparenting and Babysitting

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“Mom, the school year has begun. Can we discuss whether you can help pick up Gili from kindergarten on certain days so that I can work late?”

“Okay, what were you thinking?”

“Ummm, can you pick her up from kindergarten on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. and stay with her until I get home from work at 6 p.m.?”

I hear this from Gili’s grandmother who tells me that on the one hand she does not feel like being a babysitter all week for so many hours, even if it is for her beloved granddaughter. However, on the other hand she feels she cannot refuse her daughter who works so hard. “It’s not that she’s asking me to be with Gili so she can go out to a cafe, or hang out with her friends …”

Have you ever come across such a discussion or faced a similar dilemma?

The school year has official........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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