The Transition to Grandparenthood: A Chance to Promote Well-Being and Personal Growth in Later Life

  • Orit Taubman – Ben-AriEmail author
  • Shirley Ben Shlomo
  • Liora Findler
Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 13)


The transition to grandparenthood is considered one of the most meaningful and significant events in late life, which carries with it a shift in status, roles, and identities. This chapter focuses on grandparents’ psychological well-being and life satisfaction while taking into account the multiple stresses and demands which come with their newfound role. It also highlights the process of personal growth, a positive psychological change that includes shifts in self-perception, interpersonal relationships, and priorities, and may be triggered by becoming a grandparent. The chapter reviews recent literature from around the world and concludes by describing both theoretical and practical implications, including future directions which need to be investigated, and recommendations for practitioners.


Grandparenting Grandparenthood Culture Well-being Personal growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shirley Ben Shlomo
    • 1
  • Liora Findler
    • 1
  1. 1.The Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social WorkBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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