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I definitely understand your concern for your grand-daughter's development in co-sleeping with her grandmother.
Most studies are mixed on this subject actually, but most find no harm in co-sleeping with a parent (most studies examine parent and child co-sleeping habits). Also at 6 years old, this is still considered acceptable and appropriate behavior for a child to sleep with a caregiver adult.
Here is an overlook article on the studies that have performed on this subject matter
So I would not be too concerned about this behavior, but I do believe that the 6 year old should be encouraged to sleep in her own bed and have her own independence at night. I think that is important for the child
Most studies only examine when a child and caregiver co-sleep as a result of the child being afraid and severe attachment issues and not wanting to be alone, so the child usually has their own bed in these studies.
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