In the year 2008, the University of Oxford held a study that monitored the benefits of a child having their grandparents present within their lives. The results showed that having a grandmother and grandfather present in a child’s life directly promotes to an enhancement in their well-being. This isn’t to say that the life quality of children who have absentee or late grandparents will not be vibrant and fulfilled, but the advantageous that grandparents have the potential to provide cannot be ignored.
- Dynamics among grandparents, parents and grandchildren can sometimes be complicated, but there are often benefits.
- Positive effects can look like saving money(parents) and having extra wisdom and love poured into them(kids).
- Grandparents can also benefit from the relationships through increased quality of life, which mitigates many challenges of old age.
“So it’s generally accepted that families benefit when kids live close to their grandparents.”