Do you agree with the idea that children should be raised by their grandparents? Why yes/no?


Parents are -or should be -the most important persons in children's lives. They become the role models and they shape their children's personalities in the long run.


But, sometimes being a parent proves to be very difficult. In the past years in our country was hard to find a well paid job and this is the reason why parents either found work in another city or abroad. This is the reason why they had to find someone to look after their children who needed a stable environment to grow up in. In these situations, parents think that the most reliable persons they should trust their most valuable treasures are their own parents. In this way, children move in with grandparents who try, for a long or short period of time to replace the parents.


If it's good or bad that children are raised by grandparents it's difficult to stay, that depends on the each and every situation. Though, it is much better that parents raise their son or daughter. Why?


Sometimes grandparents spoil too much the child, overwhelming him or her with too much affection trying to replace the emptiness left by the parents' departure.


Another problem raised by the substitute-parents is that the gap between generations is twice wider this time, and this can cause irreconcilable problems. For example the 2000s generation has a totally different view of life than that of their parents, not speaking of that of their grandparents' who sometimes find it difficult to adapt to these new times we are living, to the new technology, lifestyle, and needs of the young generation. All this can lead to either giving too much freedom to their granddaughter or grandson, or isolating him/her too much. In the end this leads to strong arguments between them and

. can end up in children's losing their bearings. This may consequently lead to drugs consuming, running from home, or finding untrustworthy friends. Parents, because they see their children rarely, don't understand their real problems and tend also to offer too much affection and sometimes compensatory gifts which, in their opinion can replace their presence.

Of course Grandparents are great people and they can definitely raise a child properly but, in my opinion it is much better that a children live with their parents.

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