[ARTICLE] “Grandparents Should Have Rules For Minding Your Kids”- The Courier Mail, August 5th 2018

 

MUMS and dads who use grandparents as babysitters are being advised to strike formal childcare agreements to avoid family meltdowns caused by lax discipline and standards.

Child experts say parenting techniques have changed so much over the decades that drawing up an official list of instructions and routines is necessary to ease parents’ fears and remove conflict.

 

Gold Coast midwife and baby sleep expert Amanda Bude says she comes across parents who worry that grandma will not adhere to sleep guidelines or that the child will be overheated.

“Instructions can bring peace of mind,” she said.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/grandparents-should-have-rules-for-minding-your-kids-experts/news-story/3bb0fb6f4756a198015dd3d8a3314dd1