And since as we know that relationships always go two ways, it turns out that grandparents who spend time with the grandkids, also have greater wellbeing and longevity.
Grandparents provide not just unconditional love but also function as a sounding board and source of comfort for your child. Think of the relationship with a grandparent as strengthening your child’s foundation. You may differ from your parent on how you parent, but that difference actually provides your child with a benefit.
It gives your child an alternative perspective, new learning opportunities and exposure to varied life experiences. And in case you are worried about it. Don’t worry. You are your child’s primary attachment. Your values and perspective will have more influence over your child.
For those interested, here is the link to the actual research: https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/56/3/408/2605571https://redtri.com/benefits-for-kids-to-spend-time-with-grandparents/