Our Community Cares: I was deleted for being a normal great grandmother

Our Community Cares

This week Babs wrote in, asking for some Community advice…


“How far can we go?

I have just been deleted (unfriended) by my granddaughter-in-law for being a great grandmother. Just how far is it acceptable to go when our little ones are involved? A photo of my great grandie sitting on the beach in the hot sun was posted to Facebook. That is beautiful, however, he didn’t have a hat on and I (in my own inimitable way) said he should have a hat on in the hot sun.

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I got deleted didn’t I? Because I was “telling my granddaughter-in-law how to be a mother”. I don’t think I overstepped the line but I would like to know what other grandmothers think. This is not the first time she has deleted me and I would like to know how far others would go giving their opinion in cases like this.

Sunburn on a 1 year old is not a pretty sight. I look forward to your replies”.


Can you help Babs? What would you do in this situation and how would you rectify it? Share your answers below.