There can be many positives. Not only for kids, but for parents and grandparents. Everyone is there together. What a great opportunity for play. For example, a study just released a few weeks ago reported on research about the link between father-child play and self-control skills. Self-control is repeatedly found to be vital for success in relationships, work, and even for good mental health. Four decades of research revealed that people whose fathers played with them more as chlidren tend to grow up with stronger levels of self-control. Play is the work of children and play with parents is important. However, up to the age of about three, playiing with their father appears to have a signigant beneficial efffect. Several reasons for this were cited in the abstract. More tomorrow.