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Survey says our families are closer than ever

Dads, do you actively encourage your children to spend time with your parents?

According to a report, families are becoming closer, with grandparents and great-grandparents having a stronger bond with children.

The survey by family history website Ancestry, looked at over 6,000 adults in six countries, including the UK.

It revealed three out of five felt closer to older relatives.

But dads how important do you feel the role of being a ‘grandparent’ is?

These days it seems the modern family turns to each other for more practical support, compared with a generation ago.

Grandparents act as fun playmates for children, role models, and are great family historians.

Dads, it’s good to know that your parents may be around to help you and your partner out when you need it most.

As both parents find themselves having to return to work for financial reasons, many turn to grandparents for childcare, dropping off and picking up from school, or just to be on hand during the school holidays.

Nanny and Grandad time can be just as good as mum and dad time.

Grandparents also play a vital role in child development.

They act as teachers sharing a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas.

Plus they know all the history, your family traditions and funny stories throughout the years.

It seems that the valuable support grandparents provide is becoming an integral piece of the day-to-day functioning of today’s family environment.

Dads, take advantage of this opportunity for your children to expand their relationships.

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