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Grandparents the world over are finding they are being thrust into parenting jobs, which leaves them drained and some unable to cope. The situation is driven by the requirement for parents to get ahead and they are pushed by financial burdens and desires into a situation where their kids must be cared for outside of the house. This entails child-minding by others and it usually falls into the seniors so as to save money.
The world has changed considerably in the days when women were home makers. Now it is recognized that they have to do their but to bring in income and share the burden of home ownership and other things they need. It is, however, a case of whether the elderly folk can actually replace the parents in their new role.
Many are elderly and some infirm and only taking a kid in is a burden. In recent conversations with grandmothers who have this scenario one, who is over 60, has to look after some 12 grandchildren during school holidays an at other times 6 of these. She listed the burden of cost as there’s no financial compensation for what she does. Meals, snacks, and even clothing are paid for from her pension.
While a visit to the lake where there are amazing facilities for walking and spending time the number of grandparents pushing young children in strollers or kicking balls around together on the oval is telling. This was especially noticeable during the recent school holidays.
There’s absolutely no solution to this problem because the attention of everybody seems to be on making money rather than caring for children.
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