“Grandparents have a wealth of experience — they’ll often tell stories about their lives and how things worked when they were young, and once kids become adults, they’re able to maximize those lessons,” said Moorman.
But Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz, the author of a similar study in Israel, also points out that it’s largely up to the parents to help bridge that relationship between their kids and their parents.
“Parents should be aware of their role as gatekeepers in the relationship between their children and their parents,” Attar-Schwartz said. “They should also be aware of grandparents’ potential to be an important resource in their children’s lives, especially if the family is undergoing a change, such as divorce or remarriage, or if the child is undergoing a painful or challenging experience… Sometimes children feel that it is easier to open up to their grandparents and share their difficulties and dilemmas with them.”
o now that you know your presence as grandparents is beneficial for their health,
BEING CLOSE WITH YOUR GRANDPARENTS MEANS YOU’LL HAVE A HEALTHIER LIFE
there’s never an excuse for your kids to not visit with their little ones!
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