Opera News

Opera News App

Research Suggests Kids Should Spend More Time With Their Grandparents

Shanelize
By Shanelize | self meida writer
Published 13 days ago - 0 views


If you grew up with your grandparents, consider yourself lucky. Despite their age, they can make you laugh, feel secure, and value time. They can make your life so much better- even science agrees!


As proof, here are 12 good reasons why kids need their grandparents.


1. They are awesome mentors.

Grandparents always seem to have something to teach their grandkids. From tying shoelaces to doing homework and fishing, they are always eager to give lessons.


2. They offer a sense of stability.

Parents may part ways and get a divorce but grandparents won’t leave their grandkids’ side. They will always be there for their grandchildren, providing comfort and helping them understand everything.


3. They help raise more emotionally stable kids.

A study from Oxford University found out that kids with actively involved grandparents are way happier than kids without grandparents. A separate study from Boston University discovered that children who grew up with their grandpas and grandmas have lower cases of depression.


4. They are always there to offer support.

Whenever kids need to complain about something or cry their hearts out, they will always find their grandparents willing to listen to them. This is a good thing for parents. You see, grandparents don’t just offer a sympathetic ear; they can actually help explain your side to your children in a way that’s easier for them to understand.


5. They instill values.

Grandparents don’t just teach kids how to tie shoelaces or solve math problems. They teach lessons that children will find useful and valuable in their adult lives.


6. They offer excellent companionship.

Children find it easier to hang out with their grandparents because they offer companionship without judgment or pressure. They can be themselves without worrying about what their grandpa and grandma would say.


7. They share important family stories.

Children who get to spend more time listening to their grandparents’ stories about their families have a good sense of their lineage. This gives them more reasons to be family-oriented while growing up.


8. They provide unconditional love.

A grandparent’s love is simple and uncomplicated. They have so much love to give and a lot of kids fail to realize this until they have no more opportunity to give the love back.


9. They teach the importance of being present.

They’ve witnessed their kids and grandkids growing up. This taught them to always be present and value all the milestones. Once they’re over, they’re not happening again.


10. They value time.

Grandparents know that they can’t live forever. This is why they always value time. They spend it with their loved ones as much as possible, particularly the little kids in the family.


11. They never let their grandkids feel hungry.

They like to spoil their grandkids and that’s no secret. Sometimes, they even favor them over their own kids- and that’s not entirely a bad thing. Grandparents just have so much love to give. If needed, they can even give up the food on their own plate just to make sure their grandkids don’t get hungry. Plus, grandparents can encourage healthier eating habits in children.


12. They teach us everything about their generation.

Grandparents like to tell stories, particularly tales about their lives. They like sharing what it’s like to live in their generation, the clothes they used to wear, and where they used to go as kids.

Content created and supplied by: Shanelize (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Why Girls Don't Toast Men - See How This Lady Embarrassed Herself In Leaked WhatsApp Chat

3 minutes ago

0 🔥

Why Girls Don't Toast Men - See How This Lady Embarrassed Herself In Leaked WhatsApp Chat

Beautiful yellow bone Gail Nkoane left fans speechless with her recent pictures

4 minutes ago

0 🔥

Beautiful yellow bone Gail Nkoane left fans speechless with her recent pictures

( Mother)oke up from Coma After 15years, JUST TO GET HER REVENGE. ( FICTION )

8 minutes ago

0 🔥

( Mother)oke up from Coma After 15years, JUST TO GET HER REVENGE.
( FICTION )

Remember The Lady With The Biggest Lips In The World ?. See Her Real Name And Some Of Her Pictures

8 minutes ago

0 🔥

Remember The Lady With The Biggest Lips In The World ?. See Her Real Name And Some Of Her Pictures

Heart breaking a 16 year old girl assaulted almost to death by boyfriend with a garden spade.

10 minutes ago

4 🔥

Heart breaking a 16 year old girl assaulted almost to death by boyfriend with a garden spade.

Mmusi Maimane has it all, Meet his beautiful wife?

12 minutes ago

2 🔥

Mmusi Maimane has it all, Meet his beautiful wife?

Who Is The Fashion Goddess Between Rihanna And Nicki Minaj

16 minutes ago

0 🔥

Who Is The Fashion Goddess Between Rihanna And Nicki Minaj

Drama as Man is Shamed By His Woman In Front of His Friends After He Went on His Knees to Propose

17 minutes ago

23 🔥

Drama as Man is Shamed By His Woman In Front of His Friends After He Went on His Knees to Propose

Steenhuisen is a Man in Love, Meet his beautiful wife

21 minutes ago

9 🔥

Steenhuisen is a Man in Love, Meet his beautiful wife

She has infuriated South Africans with what she did.

21 minutes ago

9 🔥

She has infuriated South Africans with what she did.

COMMENTS