"The Long (Long) Wait to Be a Grandparent"

Silverstein, MerrillProfessor Merril Silverstein is quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article about how older adults are waiting longer to become grandparents — and some aren't happy about it. Silverstein points out that the benefits of growing up with grandparents are well documented: Aside from serving as an extra source of child care and economic support, grandparents often "form an alternative attachment to the child that can be very important to the child's development." 04/04/14