Parenting - Family | 5-10 yrs

The Importance Of Grandparent-grandchild Bond

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Noted American writer Alex Haley said, "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” How true! There couldn’t be anything in the world that is so blissful as the love and affection shared by grandparents and grandchildren.

This bond, as research indicates, is truly beneficial to both grandparents and grandchildren in many ways. An article by Ami Albernaz titled, 'Close grandparent-grandchild relationships have healthy benefits', published in the bostonglobe.com, throws light on the importance of this bond. According to the article, "For grandparents, relationships with grandchildren provide connection with a much younger generation and exposure to different ideas, which might otherwise be limited. For grandkids, grandparents can offer life wisdom that they can put into practice as they navigate young adulthood."

Because of their slow pace of life, grandparents have enough time to devote to their grandchildren. This helps them connect with their grandchildren in a better way and make them feel special. 

An article in parentgiving.com states, "Grandchildren represent the future to grandparents. Grandparents want to share their legacy with the grandchildren and enrich the children’s growing up experience with special time spent together. Grandparents are often a grandchild’s strongest connection to family heritage. By telling fun family stories and singing silly songs, grandparents are treasure troves of happy memories, actively passing down their family heritage to this curious generation."

Although it's impossible to talk in detail about the many positives of having grandparents, our ClipBook brings to you a few important ones.

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