Negotiating differences in generational parenting considers the question of helpful suggestions from parents and grandparents conflicting with new parents' recently acquired knowledge, and where a role for the health professional may be. The article considers to what extent new parents have access to grandparents; whether differences of opinion between the generations are common; and what the role of the health professional is when differences of opinion arise.
Caring for young children can be an isolating experience for new parents, especially mothers, but support from grandparents may be interpreted as criticism. How to harness that support in a productive way? The Tresillian Family Care Centres established a group program for grandparents to try to harness this potential support productively.