As a grandparent, I imagine the impulse to treat and spoil your grandchildren can be hard to resist but in the long-term, you could be doing them a disservice.
A tricky situation to deal with as a parent, particularly if you rely on the grandparents to provide childcare.
The report focused on the potential influence of grandparents who were significant - but not primary - caregivers in a child's early years. In terms of both diet and weight, the report concluded that grandparents' behaviour had an adverse effect. Grandparents were characterised by parents as "indulgent" and "misinformed", and accused of using food as an emotional tool. Many studies found they were inclined to feed grandchildren high-sugar or high-fat foods - often in the guise of a treat. Parents felt unable to interfere because they were reliant on grandparents helping them out. The study also found that grandchildren were perceived to be getting too little exercise while under the care of their grandparents. Physical activity levels appeared to be related to whether grandparents were active themselves, or whether there was appropriate space where children could be active.