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 (grănd′pâr′ənt, -păr′-, grăn′-)
A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather.

grand′pa·ren′tal (-pə-rĕn′tl) adj.
grand′par′ent·hood′ n.


(ˈɡrændˌpɛərənthʊd; ˈɡrænˌpɛərənthʊd)
the state of being a grandparent
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The volume of scholarship on grandparenting, grandparenthood, and grandparent-grandchild relationships has grown substantially over the past four decades and provides evidence that emotionally close intergenerational relationships benefit grandparents and grandchildren (Copen & Silverstein, 2007; Ruiz & Silverstein, 2007; Oyserman, Radin, & Benn, 1993; Sellers & Milton, 2007).
Although grandparenthood is attained at various life points, with the average age in the early fifties (Mills, 1999), a disproportionate number of picture book grandparents appear to be numbered among the very old (Ansello, 1977; Barnum, 1977; Janelli, 1988; McElhoe, 1999; McGuire, 1993).
Hence, both the individual's internal resources and his or her partner's perception of growth were associated with self-reported growth in the transition to grandparenthood.
Charles said that grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life and he is enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time.
Too often young folk can be blase about a night out because they have plenty in front of them but these empty nesters seemed well aware of the brief window of freedom they have between parenthood and grandparenthood before the burden of babysitting grandkids kicks in.
2005a Kelabit names and Kelabit "titles": grandparenthood, prestige and kinship.
Career counseling that produces sustainable change over time encourages adaptability, helping clients to plan and prepare for events such as parenthood, grandparenthood, and retirement as components of their overall life/work design.
But while one of gay comics' favorite couples has resiliently weathered gay bashings, grandparenthood, and more gray mustache hairs than they can count, the book has closed on "Leonard & Larry," the comic strip, just shy of its 20th anniversary.
Their age may vary from childhood to grandparenthood, but they all maintain composure whatever happens.
Yet, in some cultures, old age begins with grandparenthood, even if this happens in one's thirties.
How to Build the Grandma Connection also explains why grandparents are VIPs in their grandchildren's lives and shares the life lessons of grandparenthood.