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Definition of grandfather
1 Meaning of grandfatherGrandparents are the progenitors of the father or mother of a person, being respectively called grandfather and grandmother. Grandparents form an important part of the extended family.
In traditional cultures, grandparents have played a role clear in relation to the care of children. This has tended to disappear in the development of the nuclear family.
The more familiar treatment makes that the word "Grandfather" or "Grandmother" to be replaced by terms more caring and close as Yayo, Tata, Abu, Grandpa, Nono, Neno, Daddy, Papa (the grandfather's name), among others the case of Grandpa and Yaya, Nana, Nona, Grandpa, Gueli, Abu, Nena, Tita, Mommy, Mimi, mother (the grandmother's name), among others for the grandmothers.
In cases in which parents can not provide care appropriate to their children, grandparents may have the role of keepers or guardians, that since 1998 the NGOs messengers of peace celebrated every July 26, the day of the grandfather.
In Spain there are monuments to the grandparents, as that has been placed in the garden of the old convent of the nuns of Ribarroja (Valencia). The monument, designed by Alicante artist Amparo Alonso Sanz, represents a pair of grandparents giving drink to his grandson with a jug. It has a size similar to the human figure with the aim of endowing it with proximity and it has been made in steel cut, a material coated with a layer of surface oxide that protects it and makes it especially suitable for being outdoors.
The role of grandparents in the world after the welfare State
The famous "Paro" Spanish, families in which both spouses seek income, the privatization of health services free and universal, single-parent families, including the deficit (or lack of training) to nurseries, all elements they sideways to organize life forms and coexistence of intergenerational solidarity way have set standards for behavioral characteristic of the present era. The deconstruction of the welfare state after ended the cold war in Europe and the non-consolidation of the emerging countries has shaped several generations of young people, sometimes too well prepared, in a scheme of low wages and long hours, without benefits or social security, therefore without access to housing or credit, for broad segments of the population. It is here, in the area of globalization and in the first decade of the twenty-first century, when young "old people" of the so-called "generation X" (born between 1970 and 1981) which were characterized among other things by not respecting their parents (even this being a superficial generalization) found in the solidarity of grandparents (in Mexico belong to the generation that lived through and start their production stage during development stabilizer)a refuge, sometimes expressed in a return to the parental home, sometimes in a bonus, at other times in support for the care of children, whether for leisure or for work and other times in a free maintenance of the nuclear family. It is said that there has not been in the history of humanity, and possibly will not repeat an encounter supportive of this nature, even though in everyday coexistence can be frictions, bad misunderstandings, or at the boundary, departures without rupture of the relationship of the nuclear family with the extended family.
2. Definition of grandfatherThe word grandfather defines, in the strict sense, the father or mother of the father or mother of anyone. In everyday language, however, saying her grandfather any person of advanced age, while there are people whose children have had children and that are not yet in what is regarded as the third age.
In a typical case, a person can have a maximum of four grandparents by genetic link, in the same way that only you can have eight great-grandparents and great-grandparents sixteen. In very rare cases, as in the case of incest, the number of grandparents is obviously less. In most cultures, grandparents play an important role in the care and upbringing of their grandchildren, and it is very common that when parents can not deal with his son, grandparents are those who continue with their upbringing, and in fact many laws are designed to facilitate this process.
How to see the grandparents may be radically different depending on the region. In the West, for example, although grandparents tend to be respected and taken into account in many families no longer have such an important role in breeding, especially in the so-called nuclear families. In the East, and especially in Asian countries, grandparents often have a very high authority with respect to topics such as values and parenting, although thanks to the blend with Western culture, this custom has been weakening in recent years.
In the Spanish-speaking world, are called grandparents also in many other ways depending on the region, Abu, Grandpa, Tata, Tita, Mommy, or Yayo. Because of its role in many families, since 1998 on July 26 is celebrated as the day of the grandfather.