Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. – Alex Haley
A child’s relationship with his or her grandparents is truly special. Not only do grandparents play an important role in a child’s health and wellbeing, they also provide stability and support to the child in various situations.
How many times have you, as a child, faced the wrath of your parents after doing something naughty only to be saved by your grandparents? From smaller issues such as homework struggles and learning to read, to serious ones like the parents separating or even dying – grandparents are the pillars of strength for a child.
According to an article titled 6 reasons why your child needs to spend time with grandparents by Debjani Arora published in thehealthsite.com in 2015, after parents, grandparents are most important for your children.
Some reasons why children need grandparents are:
- Grandparents teach values and morals to children that they have accumulated over the years.
- They are the best caregivers after parents and give unparalleled love to children.
- They act like pillars of support in times when parents dole out punishment to the children by lending a sympathetic ear to the child.
- For grandparents, a child’s grades do not matter and they love the child with all their heart.
Artofmanlliness.com says children who have strong relationships with their grandparents demonstrate more prosocial behaviours like kindness and generosity and less anxiety and depression than those who don’t.
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