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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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More than half (57%) of grandparents providing regular childcare believe their help has enabled their own children to work more to support their family.
The result reveals that grandparents are highly involved in supporting the education of special need children, particularly they are supportive in the area of homework, preparation of educational material, learning innovative things, self-help skills, support in implementing individualize education plan and in meeting educational expenses.
gov/the-press-office/2015/09/11/presidential-proclamation-national-grandparents-day-2015) proclamation last year, Obama wrote that grandparents were "quiet heroes" whose sacrifices everyone should appreciate.
For 2016, a grandparent can claim up to a $4,050 exemption deduction per qualifying grandchild.
Grandparents Day is celebrated in many countries, including the Philippines, on September 13.
Recent figures show an average of seven grandparents a day are applying to the courts to win contact with their grandchildren, often when an acrimonious relationship break-up has led to one parent refusing to let their ex-partner's parents see the children.
Becoming a grandparent for the first time is a major transition within the structure of the family (Taubmen-Ben Ari, Findlin, & Sholmo, 2013).
Grandparent carers span a large age range when compared to other groups of carers; they can be aged from their 30s through to their 80s.
DEAR ANNIE: I had to write about your response to "Concerned Cousin,'' who worries about two grandparents who take turns sharing the same bed with their 5-year-old granddaughter when they visit her home.
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Amelia already knew her grandparents were the best.
Overall, there have been a few researchers that have explored the influence of grandparents on children's health but no published studies on the perceived influence of grandparents on eating and physical activity of Hispanic children, despite the cultural significance of the grandparent group in this population.
In some cases, grandparents live in the same household as their grandchild, either in a three-generational arrangement consisting of the grandparent, parent and child, or in a custodial grandparent arrangement where a grandparent steps in as the primary caregiver when neither parent is able or willing to care for the child.