Grandparents have a tremendous influence on the values and behaviors of their grandchildren. A recent study out of Cornell University showed that nine out of 10 adult grandchildren stated that their grandparents had a major impact on their values and behaviors as adults. Now, this is pretty intuitive to understand. I think all of us who were fortunate enough to have grandparents in our lives as children remember lessons that we learned from those grandparents, interactions we had with the grandparents that were really different from the time that we spent with our parents.
Importance of Grandparents
A common question in Tulsa, Oklahoma family law is, “how much should grandparents be involved with grandchildren?” This is because the conflict between generations does not end when children are grown up and have families. Many parents question the decisions their offspring make, especially those related to their parenting. Values and many other things are […]
Grandparents sometimes struggle to remain active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. Divorce, separation or other complications in their parents’ relationship can create a split between a young person and their grandparents. When grandparents are alienated from their grandchildren, the younger generation can lose an important advantage. Science has confirmed that grandparents are important to the […]