In the present era of nuclear families, most of the children are deprived of the love, care, and values shared between them and their grandparents. Here we share a few reasons why it is important for children to stay with their grandparents.
Grandparents love their role
Of course, they do. Nearly 70% of the grandparents think that being a grandparent is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.
Grandparents are companions for children to play and explore with
Children can find no one better and more willing than grandparents to explore the vast realms of imagination and creativity.
Grandparents provide a sense of safety and protection
The child feels that he is having an extra layer of social support and this can make a great difference in the child’s life, especially during the difficult times.
Grandparents are the first to offer the most affordable childcare in the market
Most grandparents provide the basic needs to their grandchild, and still more take care of their grandchildren on regular basis.
Grandparents form a link between the child’s cultural heritage and family history
Children understand better about who they are and where they came from through their connections with their grandparents.
Grandparents make a difference in their grandchildren’s lives
The values and behavior of as many as 9 out of 10 grandchildren is influenced by grandparents as revealed by a research.
Grandparents have lots of experience
Nearly 60% grandparents feel that they are capable of doing a better job in caring for their grandchildren than they were able to do for their own.
Grandparents reduce stress in the household
An emotionally close relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild has been associated with fewer symptoms of depression in both the generations according to research.
Child’s perspective of a “normal” relationship is shaped by the relationship between the grandparent-grandchild
A child comes to understand and feel what a truly positive relation looks like through the emotional closeness, regular contact, and social support shared with the grandparents.