Grandparenting and Adolescent Adjustment in Two-Parent Biological, Lone-Parent, and Step-Families
By: Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz, Jo-Pei Tan, Ann Buchanan, Julia Griggs, and Eirini Flouri
Source: Journal of Family Psychology
From press release:
Spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households, according to a new study.
This study, appearing in the February Journal of Family Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, found that children and adolescents whose parents have separated or divorced see their grandparents as confidants and sources of comfort.