The Effect of Multigenerational Living The preference for maternal grandparents isn't so clear when it comes to multigenerational living. But my itch to travel was hard to ignore. Over half have at least one grandchild who lives more than miles away, and about a third live more than 50 miles from their closest grandchild.
My husband, who is way more of a homebody than I am, insisted that it was too early for us to get on a plane with our son.
Grandparents: The mainstay of modern families: A study of grandparenting within families from Italian, Vietnamese and Arabic speaking communities. Sure, you need the light Bugaboo Ant travel strolleran easy to fold pack-n-play and car seat that you can lug around without losing your breath, but once you have the right stuff, you are ready for any adventure.
Hesitant carers who did not anticipate caring for grandchildren and who recognise that they need to balance multiple roles in their lives.
A major Australian study has found that most preschool grandchildren have contact with their grandparents.
Distance is the biggest barrier for grandparents who want to see their grandchildren.