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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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Although this was a small study, the findings are intriguing as they indicate that by developing the concept of grandparenthood, therapists can improve older people's quality of life, facilitate life review and, motivation to live.
Bowled over by her "thunderstruck" reaction to the birth of her first granddaughter, Stahl decides to examine grandparenthood in all its scientific, psychological, familial and cultural dimensions.
For new parents, this may be as simple as reminding them that while this is an vital time for the baby's development, it is also a big transition for them into parenthood and a significant transition for their parents or in-laws into grandparenthood.
The birth of a new baby is not an experience that is isolated only to the expectant mother, but the transition to grandparenthood and provision of support may improve self-efficacy as well as growth in the grandparents as individuals (Iseki, & Ohashi, 2013; Taubman--Ben-An, et al.
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.
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).
2005a Kelabit names and Kelabit "titles": grandparenthood, prestige and kinship.
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).
A poor surgical choice left Tremaine a C4 incomplete quad in 2004, right in the middle of her 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.
As long as they go back down the driveway at the end of the day": Stories of the satisfactions and challenges on grandparenthood.