Who cares now for the grandparent-carers?
Posted: 22 Apr 2009 @ 00:00
Grandparents are increasingly shouldering the burdens of child-care. Churches can do more to support them, says Mark Oakley
I AM one of those people fortunate to have been brought up as a child by loving grandparents. I did not realise the sacrifices that were being made by them at the time, but now, as I have adult conversations with this still-sprightly couple in their late 80s, I have begun to understand something of the costly commitments that were made.
It is humbling to hear your own history, and to discover that everything is different from what you believed. Things I had taken for ...
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