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GRANDFATHER, domestic relations. The father of one's father or mother. The father's father is called the paternal grandfather; the mother's father is the maternal grandfather.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Though some research presents information about the age range of grandparents, there is little comprehensive analysis of the impact of age and lifecourse stage on grandparent kinship carers' experiences and circumstances.
Hard-pressed parents could save more than [pounds sterling]2,500 this summer by using grandparents' goodwill instead of expensive childcare costs.
But expressing appreciation is often forgotten because grandparents' roles in children's development has been taken for granted.
Joe Ryan, general manager at the Hillfield Farm, said: "Grandparents often play very important support roles for growing families, and National Grandparents Day feels like the ideal time to celebrate the unsung heroes.
Sunday is National Grandparents Day, a secular holiday celebrated in the United States since 1978.
A growing number of children seem to be raised by their grandparents as the number of double-income families is rising these days.
Grandparent headed households (GHH) are one of the fastest growing family constellations in the country.
Summary: We asked a behavioral psychologist about the impact grandparents have on families
Age UK said any grandparent who thinks they may be entitled can call the charity's advice line on 0800 169 6565 or visit for more information.
* relationship (for a grandparent, a grandchild is a descendant and passes this test),