Grandparents appear to be coping with the stresses of parenting just as well as biological or adoptive parent caregivers.

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Study looks at how grandparents cope with stresses of parenting

November 16, 2018 - 5:30 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  There is good news from the Children's Medical Center in Queens, New York. 

According to a study from the institution, grandparents appear to be coping with the stresses of parenting just as well as biological or adoptive parent caregivers. 

As a larger and increasing number of mothers and fathers aren't able to meet the responsibilities of a parent, they sometimes turn to their own parents for support.
 
According to the study, grandparents can play a valuable role and children can do exceptionally well. In this study, researchers found that the grandparents were attentive and supportive and children responded well.  

However, all was not perfect. 

The study found that children living with grandparents were somewhat more argumentative and more likely to become angry or anxious with transitions. Nevertheless, the children otherwise did quite well.