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How to have successful holidays with grandparents

Read our advice before planning that family break away


Posted: 30 August 2011
by Junior

Forty per cent of parents apparently take their own parents on holiday with them. To keep all the generations happy, here are tips for a relaxed holiday:

- Don’t assume that grandparents are free babysitters – they may enjoy spending time with their grandchildren but they are on holiday, too.

- Accept that they might prefer a round of golf to sitting by the pool.

- Get a villa with two bathrooms, or reserve adjoining apartments. That way everybody has some space. 

- Take it as a compliment if they dote on your children and ignore you. 

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