Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’

Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’
‘I’m very tied.” “Tied with the grandchildren.”Those were the expressions that kept cropping up in an interview with a grandmother from a working class community. Being tied down with grandchild care was not just her personal experience, but the experience of other grandparents in her neighbourhood, whom she met at the school gates, delivering and collecting children up to three times a day. Another grandmother stated that minding her young grandchild from 7am every morning left her “absolutely wrecked”; and mentioned her neighbour, who looks after five grandchildren every day, despite having a heart condition, also being “just wrecked”.

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