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'Sorry grandma, I have to unfriend you!'

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Grandparents might get a little offended at a new survey taken by Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care companies, because it turns out some grandchildren want to unfriend them. 

Apparently, it's not just parents who post to much information (TMI), grandparents who are tech-savvy are embarrassing their grandchildren. 

According to the survey of more than 500 millennials, there are five very specific ways in which grandparents are becoming just a bit annoying and getting on step closer to the unfriend click. 

So use this as a guide to keep the grandkids on the friend side. 

POST PERSONAL STUFF

  • 1 in 4 respondents say their grandparents post TMI (too much information) about their love life, social life or sex life.
  • More than one-third say grandma or grandpa post dirty laundry about family feuds or finances. 

RANT AND RAVE

  • 1 out of 5 grandchildren say Grammy goes “emoji crazy” in comments or posts.
  • 33 percent of respondents said they don’t like when grandparents get too political.
  • 28 percent say they go holy roller, posting too much about religion. 

TREAD ON PERSONAL TURF??

  • 1 in 4 respondents say it’s not cool when Grandma tries to friend, their friends.
  • 30 percent of grandkids say it’s embarrassing when Mimi or Pops post personal comments in public places, like their timeline.
  • Half surveyed say they don’t want grandparents commenting on their social life.
  • Almost 1 in 4 grandkids say please, grandma, don’t comment about my appearance – whether it’s my hair, weight or clothes! 

SPREAD DOOM, GLOOM AND GUILT 

  • 25 percent of grandkids say they do not like to see grandparents post that they are lonely, unhappy, sick or sad.
  • 1 out of 5 respondents say they don’t like to see comments about grandparent’s health, medical issues or procedures.
  • 1 in 4 say they feel guilty when grandma posts “Why don’t you visit or call more?”

TRY TO ACT COOL

  • 22% say it’s not cool when grandma or gramps tries to act cool.  And one respondent said he wants to hide when grandparents “COMMENT IN ALL CAPS.”           

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