ERIC Number: EJ424093
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Grandparent Role: A Double Bind.
Thomas, Jeanne L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v31 n3 p169-77 1990
Surveyed 69 mothers about having grandparents in family. Found that single mothers emphasized grandparents' support in childrearing, married mothers stressed grandparents' value in providing family heritage and stability, and both agreed that grandparents' interference in childrearing could pose threats to family harmony. Proposes grandparents face double bind in meeting parents' expectations of being supportive without interfering. (Author/PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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