Silverstein, Merril. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 5, no. 3 (2007): 131-134.
This article describes the mutual benefits that arise from grandparents raising grandchildren. The author gives multiple reasons as to why both grandparents and grandchildren benefit from this unique relationship. For grandparents she argues raising grandchildren gives them renewed purpose in life and refreshes their mental and physical capabilities. The benefits for grandchildren being raised by their grandparents range from psychological to educational and financial.