Kids Being Mean to Grandma: Portsmouth Police Intervene
Just before 4 pm, a 3rd Street grandmother reported her granddaughter threatened to beat her windows out. Officers were unable to contact the suspect. However, the grandmother said that now that police were involved, she didn’t think there would be a problem.
Portsmouth Police responded to another report of kids disrespecting grandma at 11:30 pm, this time on Thomas Avenue. Officers had a good talk with a 5-year-old and 8-year-old regarding how they act towards grandma. The kids agreed to go to bed.
In the United States, slightly more than 7 million grandparents live with at least one grandchild under age 18 in the same household. One in 10 American children (a total of 7.5 million children) lives in a household with at least one grandparent.
Grandparents often fill in the gap when children cannot live with their parents due to marital separation, divorce, death, incarceration, or some other reasons.