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Grandparents, we salute you!

Grandparents, we salute you!

Grandparents… We salute you.

With Grandparents Day this Sunday, October 28, we are taking the time out to say thank you to grandparents everywhere for their love and support.

According to latest figures, families are relying on grandparents more than ever.

Thirty per cent of children with two working parents received some kind of care from their grandparents, according to a recent Australian Bureau of Statistics report.

In it's report, Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, 2015, The Australian Institute of Family Studies found grandparents provide childcare and important housing and financial support to families, particularly during their grandchildren’s early years and as mothers return to employment.

The need for grandparent care is highest when children are under school age and this need declines as children progress through school.

The study found that one-in-four children who were living with only one parent were also co-residing with a grandparent and that grandparent provided care. 
Read more about the role of grandparents here.


Posted by Goodstart
25 October 2018

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