What are the reasons why you should raise children with their grandparents?
1. They will have a built-in support system
2. They will have a high resistance
Other research suggests that understanding family history may make children more resilient, and they may come to feel that they can control their lives, even when life outside the family seems uncontrollable. Finding out where their grandparents came from and how their parents did their shopping in their teens can help their children understand that they are part of a much bigger picture than they thought.
And the knowledge of these things and the fact that previous generations have gone through difficult situations, helps children to cope and increase their resilience.
3. Children help their grandparents live longer
4. Children are at a lower risk of depression when they reach adulthood
5. Children behave better with the elderly when they reach adulthood
All people grow old one day and no one wants the next generation to be discriminated against because of their age. Fortunately, the best antidote is to promote positive relationships between children and grandparents.
According to a study of 1,151 children in Belgium between the ages of 7 and 16, children who were close to their grandparents were less likely to discriminate against older adults. Children who had a bad relationship with older people in the family came to have a more discriminating perspective.