|I was reading on another forum that someone thought that she had a "right" to her grandchildren. What do you think? Do or should grandparents have a legal right to their grandchildren? Do they then have inherrent responsibilities? What should one do if they feel the grandparents are mistreating/abusing them? What about spoiling them beyond the range of comfort for a parent? Some states already have established instances where grandparents do have rights. What do you think?
*edited to add:
Some people are using this as an argument for anti-abortion laws as well.
|I don't believe grandparents should have any rights. I keep my son away from my husband's family as much as possible, especially his mother. They are not people that I would leave a dog with let alone my own flesh and blood. They are not good people. They have no morals. Their morals wouldn't necessarily have to agree with mine if they were decent human beings. But since they don't have any morals they do what they want, when they want, how they want and when they suffer the consequences of their own actions they blame everyone but themselves. I will not allow my son to be corrupted by them. his mother is perhaps the worst because she has allowed her children to be molested in the past by previous boyfriends. Then she ignored the situation and kept the boyfriends because she's the type that always has to have a man. When we went to visit them her new boyfriend was there. He's younger than her children and an alcoholic. I was keeping my son in my sight while we were there and asked her not to take him anywhere where i couldn't see him. So she waited until i went into the kitchen to make him a bottle and ran upstairs to take him to her boyfriend. when i came out of the kitchen and saw he wasn't there, i ran upstairs and when she saw me coming she slammed the door in my face. so you know that at that point all *ehem* broke loose. I would do her fatal bodily harm before i would allow her to so much as cross the street with my baby.|
|Oh i just wanted to add one more thing about my daughter's grandmother....not only does she shoplift but she steals from her own kids. Thats pretty sad that her kids have to hide their money they receive as a birthday present or they earn it. So yea my daughter isnt gonna get hermoney stolen from her own grandmother.|
|but what about the grandparents that aren't like that? tough sh_t for them? if you have good reasons then that's one thing and you can bring things like that up with a judge IF they were to take it as far as court, which most wouldn't just for visitation. visitation can also be supervised so you wouldn't have to worry about the safety of the kids. but when there is a strong relationship established and the parent cuts it off for no good reason that, to me, is wrong and there should be a way to prevent it, even if it's just to allow the family to see the child once in a while, supervised or not.|