Grandparents in Australia are being increasingly called upon to help take care of their grandchildren, according to this report.
It’s said the world over that being a parent is one of the best things you’ll ever do. But being a grandparent is on a whole other level, one that has all the good bits and the luxury of time to enjoy them. But just how much time is going towards helping to raise the next generation and how much do Australians as a whole rely on this ongoing labour of love?
Putting such theories to the test, we surveyed 1,000 Australians over 50 about the impact of modern life in order to gain some valuable insights into trends among our aging population. And the results were surprising to say the least. For example, how are Aussies over 50 using technology and coping with their expanded new role as go-to care-givers for the grandkids? Just fine, thank you very much. In fact, the two may well be inextricably linked!