Children who are brought up with active involvement from their grandparents are happier than children whose care does not include them, says a new study by researchers at Oxford University and the Institute of Education, London.
Grandparents spend more time with children and solve their minor issues better than working parents. A survey by the researchers involved 1,500 children and found that grandparents are also valuable assets in crisis situations like divorce.
Advertisement"What was especially interesting was the link between involved grandparents and adolescent well-being. Closeness was not enough: only grandparents who got stuck in had this positive impact on their grandchildren," said Prof Ann Buchanan, the director of the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at Oxford University.
The survey also found that grandparents took active involvement in study and career decisions of their grandkids.