Our expert says:
It's worth discussing this ( and maybe our parenting forum in H24 could help, too ) with other mums, your own family and friends, and even a child shrink or paediatric nurse, to help get this into proportion. Of course all kids are invaluable and need protection - but we also need to be aware, as you apparently are, that being over-protective may actually not be entirely helpful. IF he is safe with his grandparents ( and you survived their care when you were young ! ) for a night, he's safe with them for longer.
One needs to come to terms with the fact that one can never, in life, control everything that might happen. And the greatest safeguard a growing child can have, is assistance from a parent to develop safe independence, an ability to recognize when he is safe in his own care, and when he needs to look for help or support from parents.
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