With changing families, increased life expectancy, growing numbers of dual-worker households and higher rates of family breakdown, grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. In everyday families, grandparents are sacrificing, more than ever before, increasing amounts of time, energy and money to help their children ride crises of family life and ensure that their grandchildren are as well prepared as they can be for the challenges they will face as they grow up. Despite this, grandparents are almost invisible on the public agenda. This study elicits the views of young people, read findings from My second mum and dad research report here.
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