Factors of Grandparent-Grandchild Closeness
Although grandparents and grandchildren often report mutual closeness, grandparents may report a greater degree of closeness than the younger generation. That’s just natural. When families work as they should, children are closest to their parents and siblings. Grandparents usually occupy their second circle or second tier of emotional proximity. As children grow, their circles enlarge, and their peers become vitally important to them. Grandparents may be further displaced.