Jenny Medlam, 34, of Yorkshire, England, and her husband Richard, 35, became grandparents when little Islam-May was born in June. Considered the youngest grandparents in the UK, Charmaine’s parents said they were 16 when the couple’s granddaughter became pregnant.
“When we were first told that Charmaine was pregnant and that we were going to be grandparents, we were very shocked,” Jenny said. Glass.
Jenny gave birth at the age of 17 without a support network and vowed that her daughter would not have the same experience. However, when grandparents take Islam-Maya for a walk, they admit that people get “the biggest shock of life” when they discover that the woman is not their daughter but their granddaughter.
“Most people think we’re our granddaughter’s parents. They may not believe us if we tell them, but I can understand why people think we’re her parents when we’m still in our thirties,” she says.
Grandma says they both love their new roles: “I’m Nanna and Richard G’ba,” she says. “Being a young grandparent means you have more time to love your grandchild and more time to take care of him.
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