I'm so excited about having a grandchild but my son doesn't want to know

He had a brief fling with a woman who already had two children. She’s 30. My son is 32.

She got pregnant and my son accepted it at first but then said he couldn’t cope with being a dad to three children.

They split up and he’s now with somebody new who has no children.

My daughter contacted her brother’s ex. She invited me and her to her first scan. It made me emotional. I am 58.

My son has offered to pay maintenance but doesn’t want to see his child.

His ex has said that I am her baby’s grandmother and must be part of the baby’s life but I fear my son will walk away.

DEIDRE SAYS: It is so great your son’s ex is welcoming your interest.

Don’t sound critical when you talk to your son about his child, as it could make him defensive. He may come round to caring for his child if you do.

You could help build up his confidence as a dad by having the baby round at your home, so he can see his child separately from the mother’s other kids.

Find support through Family Lives (familylives.org.uk, 0808 800 2222).

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