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The importance of being grandparents

Grandparents are an essential help in raising children, and spending time together allows them to establish a unique and special relationship

In a society characterised by strong globalisation, competition and the need to work in two, grandparents are often an indispensable help in raising children. Grandparents are increasingly caring for and looking after their grandchildren, in an attempt to provide as much support as possible to their own children, not only from a familial and emotional point of view, but also from a practical and economic point of view.

Being able to entrust the children to the care of their grandparents is in fact a huge relief for parents, confident to leave their children in safe hands and saving at the same time a considerable amount of money – related to the costs of a possible babysitter or similar.

However, we must not forget the importance of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren: spending time together allows them to establish a unique and special relationship, made of cuddles and vices, but also and above all of protection and solace.

Grandparents can become real reference points for their grandchildren, passing on their knowledge, family traditions, stories and experiences. At the same time, grandchildren find in the unconditional love of their grandparents a safe shelter, a possibility of confrontation and growth, a sense of mutual belonging, in which each one helps the other.

Encouraging the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren helps the psychological and emotional development of children, ensuring a peaceful separation from parents, pushing them to be more independent, but at the same time strengthening the intergenerational and family ties.

The role of grandparents is fundamental in the life of children: for grandchildren they represent a new point of view on life, made of values and traditions, experience and wisdom. It is a relationship of complicity, in which grandparents and grandchildren give each other love and time.

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