Moving away from Grandma's house

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My daughter, who is 25 yrs old, and Granddaughter, who is 4 1/2 have been living with me since she was born. The father is not in the picture. They will be moving and I need help in the how to tell my Granddaughter. She is very, very attached to me. I want to do it properly. She is going to be heartbroken, and I could use some help on how to ease things for her.

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Dove - posted on 09/03/2014

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Your daughter should be the one to tell her. How far away are they moving? Will she still be able to see you regularly? My sister and niece lived w/ our parents until my niece was almost 6. They moved out when my sister got married. My niece still spends weekends w/ the grandparents. It has all worked out beautifully.

If she is not moving close by... you can call and write regularly and set up visits (like during the summer) to help maintain that bond.

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You are right Michelle. However, my daughter would not be leaving unless I forced the change. She thinks they can live with me forever!

Michelle - posted on 09/03/2014

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Children are more resilient than we realize.
You let her know that you will see each other but don't make it a big deal. It's a good thing that your daughter is moving out on her own, they can't live with you forever.

Dove - posted on 09/03/2014

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That was/is my dad and my niece. It will be ok. You will all adjust.

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Dove~ Thank you for your feedback. They are moving one hour away. Not too far, but as I said, my Granddaughter is attached to me at the hip. lol. I have been more of a co-parent than I have a regular Grammy.

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