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ERIC Number: EJ915263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Gift of Grandparents: Supporting the Next Generation of Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Bowman, Barbara; Weissbourd, Bernice
Zero to Three (J), v30 n4 p22-27 Mar 2010
The importance and influence of grandparents in the lives of infants and toddlers is reflected in the results of the recent ZERO TO THREE "Parenting Infants and Toddlers Today" survey. In this article, the authors explore the changing role of grandparents in today's society and how the quality of the relationships between grandparents and their grown children influence the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. Grandparents have the challenge of nurturing two generations, which requires sensitivity to the distinctive needs of each. Recognizing the unique contribution of grandparents will allow early childhood professionals to support three-generation families and reap the benefits of including older family members in the lives of young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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