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
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.
"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