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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
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Of the population of grandparents who reside with their grandchildren, over one-half of them also provide day-to-day care for their grandchildren, a pattern that varies widely by county.
Marilyn says that in most cases it's the paternal grandparents who face losing contact, sometimes because access is used as leverage to gain ground in other areas such as better maintenance payments, or perhaps because the child's mother feels they're interfering in the child's life.
Further, grandparent kinship carers often bear the cost of establishing a suitable and stable care environment for a grandchild, which can entail furnishing a bedroom, renovating or even moving house, and outfitting and equipping a child for school and out-of-school activities (McHugh 2009; Parliament of Tasmania 2003; Yardley, Mason & Watson 2009).
I'm 38 years old now, and both of my grandparents are gone.
As adults many of us can remember sharing time with our grandparents and building memories to last a lifetime.
On top of the 426 hours of childcare they provide each year, Grandparents now spend an average of PS164 a month - almost PS2,000 a year - regularly providing financial contributions towards toys, clothing, pocket money, savings and leisure activities This financial commitment is unaffordable for some, with one quarter (26%) of grandparents admitting they are forced to dip into their hard earned savings to pay for their grandchildren, while one in ten (11%) have even been driven into debt.
Grandparents can offer unconditional love and the benefits of their experience and wisdom to grandchildren.
Programs for grandparents and grandchildren run the gamut from learning safaris in Botswana to reliving the magic of Harry Potter in a fantasy literature program in Oxford, England.
During the past decade, several studies have been published that investigated the social, emotional, and physical functioning of grandparents raising their grandchildren.
In addition to 5,079 s/f of retail space on the first floor, the PSS Grandparent Family Apartments contain a variety of special spaces including: a community center, counseling offices, a child care facility, a "smart" resource center and library, food service facilities, an outdoor recreation area, and a roof garden to be planted this spring.
The men in this grandparent expressed feeling of awkwardness in talking about powerlessness given that men are socialized to be "head-of-household" and "the spiritual leader of the family.