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Grandmother gives in too much - March 26th 2014, 03:52 PM

My grandmother gives in too much when it comes to me. She basically lets me do whatever i want. Whenever i want something i get it. For some reason i kinda want her to stop giving in too much. She's been doing this ever since i was a little kid and now i'm used to it. My grandmother, my 6 year old cousin, and myself had a talk about house rules and punishments for breaking the rules. We also had a conversation about the games that me and my little cousin plays and about the game ratings and what content is in the games we play. She said that she had a problem with me playing GTA because it has sexual content, nudity, and use of drugs and alcohol. First she said "no you can't play it" then she said "yes you can keep it because i bought it for you for Christmas". I said to her that I want it to be up to her because she's the parent. She still was giving in. Can anybody help me please? I don't know what to say to her.
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Re: Grandmother gives in too much - March 26th 2014, 05:24 PM

First off- you've got to be ready to accept the rules she does make. It's going to mean that you can't do a lot of the things you'll want to. You might need to sit her down and say, "Grandma, sometimes I feel a little out of control and really would like some stricter rules. I may not like them at times, but it's important to me that you remain strong and not give in." It's probably hard for her to understand that you desire more rules because it's so contrary to most people your age. Just sit down and calmly talk, tell her exactly what is on your mind.

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Re: Grandmother gives in too much - April 1st 2014, 04:29 AM

Hey there, Ashley.

This is a very tough situation to be in. Sometimes grandmothers assume a different role, even when they're a guardian. Meaning in traditional times, grandparents tend to spoil, and "give in" to their grandchildren. Your grandmother may very well be stuck in this position, and may not want to change the way she is dealing with you guys. I'm glad that this is a "problem" for you guys, because a lot of people would take advantage of the situation they're in and/or take it to even higher heights (i.e., becoming verbally abusive to their guardian, completely disrespecting their guardian, etc).

In this particular situation, I think you guys should, to some extent, become your own parents. Meaning, set rules and boundaries for yourself. Some examples of this can be: not talking your grandmother into/out of things, not buying anything that is of mature content until 17/18, coming in at your own set "curfew" (this should be at a respectable hour), etc. Setting boundaries and restrictions on yourself will not only help you with your current situation, but it will also allow you to become a more responsible and disciplined person.

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Re: Grandmother gives in too much - April 1st 2014, 08:07 AM

Hey there,

Do you think you could try talking to your grandmother about your feelings in regards to this issue? Sit down with her and explain to her that you want her to be more strict with you and to set more boundaries? It might help her if you communicate this issue with her. The fact is she is doing her best and so she can't know where she needs to 'improve' unless it is conveyed to her.

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