Grandchildren are the posterity of two or more older generations. The birth of grandchildren marks the lifespan transition of parents to becoming grandparents. Grandchildren mark a new generation, and carry with them biological and socialized characteristics from prior generations. As grandchildren develop across the lifespan, their relationships with their grandparents mature and change. For example, as young children, grandchildren may interact with grandparents in a playful way, or they may be taken care of by grandparents. As grandchildren move into adolescence they may remain connected with grandparents, and may receive advice or guidance in life that they don’t receive from other sources. During emerging and young adulthood, grandchildren may begin to connect with grandparents on an adult level, and around this stage some grandchildren even ...

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