Becoming a grandparent can be a magical experience for you. But besides the personal benefit, the potential impact you can have on the life of a child can be enormous. And now researchers have concluded that your impact can include creating a positive image of seniors in the eyes of younger children. In a new study published in the journal Child Development, researchers in Belgium determined that children who say they have a high quality relationship with their grandparent have the lowest levels of ageism, and that the quality of the grandparent-grandchild relationship, rather than the quantity of time together, is what affects a child’s view of older people. Read more about this study Here. And if you’re looking for ideas and stories about the connection between children and their grandparents, take a look at the website The Grandparent Effect. Finally, for those of you who enjoy kitchen time and cooking with your grandchildren, check out these videos (and recipes!) from Grandfather and Chef Jacques Pepin and his granddaughter Shorey Here.