Grandparenting

Grandparents and the Teen Years

Research shows that most adolescents and young adult grandchildren have positive feelings about their grandparents and that this affection is affected by how much they believe the grandparent values them. We also know that when young adults believe they share a strong, emotionally fulfilling relationship with a grandparent they also believe that grandparent is influential in their lives. As grandchildren get older they do become more independent and they spend…

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Grandparenting

The Importance of Grandparents

In today’s hectic and highly-mobile society, the access of grandchildren to grandparents is not as assured as it used to be. But whether grandparents live near or far, families who actively promote the connection between grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy many psychological and emotional benefits. Grandparents are an integral part of family life In their article, Across the Generations: Grandparents and Grandchildren (Canadian Social Trends, Winter 2003), Anne Milan and…

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