Do we think of grandparents as unpaid maids or second helpers for kids?

Grandparents are an invaluable source of childcare support. But adult children should not take advantage of them and seniors should learn to draw boundaries too.

The National Survey of Senior Citizens 2011 found that of those who had grandchildren, 29 per cent were involved in caring for them. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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Here is a stark question: Do we think of grandparents as maids for our children?

Most of us would have a knee-jerk reaction and scream a resounding “no”. But those of us who are honest might give a guilty, nuanced answer after some deep reflection and pained soul-searching.

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