News tagged with grandparents
Four out of five parents and grandparents in Michigan say they'd rather take children to a hospital that does medical research for children than one that does not, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan.
Health May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A major study published today [15 April] by the University of Bristol and leading children's grant-giving charity, Buttle UK provides the most comprehensive picture to date of informal kinship care—children ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Chronic illness takes a significant toll on children, but the psychological toll can often go overlooked. Children with chronic illness are twice as likely to have more emotional or behavioral challenges in comparison to ...
Health Mar 01, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
For three years, University of Utah researchers have been deploying a computer-based design program called SketchUp in workshops to teach and develop life skills for youth on the autism spectrum. An earlier ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Europeans spend much time with their grandchildren. And past 70, the grandfather takes the lead.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- If you have children or pets, you've probably looked around your house to see what potential hazards you need to lock up or move, like the cleaning products under the sink. But it's easy to ...
Health Jun 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1
Unintentional poisonings from medicines cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents.
Health Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen's University study.
Health Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
These days, we hear a lot about the disorder of autism, but researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilizing an aptitude ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(PhysOrg.com) -- Grandparents love to boast about their grandkids accomplishments, and now a new study gives them credit for helping their young grandchildren be a little kinder and in some cases ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.
Other Jul 18, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Close your eyes for a moment, open your treasure trove of memories and take a step back in time to your childhood. Do you remember your grandfather gently scooping you up into his warm and comforting embrace? Or sitting by ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Grandparents are the parents of a person's own parent, whether that be a father or a mother. Every sexually-reproducing creature who is not a genetic chimera has a maximum of four genetic grandparents, eight genetic great-grandparents, sixteen genetic great-great-grandparents, etc. Rarely, such as in the case of sibling or half-sibling incest, these numbers are lower. In the history of modern humanity, around 30,000 years ago, the number of modern humans who lived to be grandparents began to skyrocket. It is not known for certain what spurred this increase in longevity. But it is believed that a key consequence of three generations being alive together was the facilitation of the passing along of information that prior to that point would have been lost; an example of this important information might have been where to find water in times of drought.
In cases where parents are unwilling or unable to provide adequate care for their children (e.g., death of the parents), grandparents often take on the role of primary caregivers. Even when this is not the case, and particularly in traditional cultures, grandparents often have a direct and clear role in relation to the raising, care and nurture of children.
One can also be a step-grandparent. A step-grandparent can be one's parent's step-parent or one's step-parent's parent. The various words for grandparents at times may also be used to refer to any elderly person, especially the terms gramps, granny, grandfather, grandmother and even more types that most families make up themselves.
For more information about Grandparent, read the full article at
This text uses material from Wikipedia and is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.