Many grandparents feel protective of the grandchild they are raising. They may remember a past history of abuse against the child, the parent's drug habits, or other harmful behaviors. Grandparents may turn down visits simply because they are afraid for their grandchild. Other times, the grandparent and the parents may not get along, making parent-child contact difficult. Grandparents may believe the child will be upset by the return of the parent or that the parents cause too much confusion in the child's life.
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