In the ‘good old days,’ Dad and Mom would head off to the fields or factory to work while Grandma and Grandpa kept an eye on the kids. The kids would develop strong relationships with their grandparents.
These days, life is a little different, because people are living longer. Mom and Dad may still head off to work, but the kids are in daycare or school and Grandma and Grandpa may be off on a cruise with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa.
Many families are separated by states or nations, connected only by the Internet, as parents and grandparents relocate for better job opportunities.
More and more young children don’t have the daily contact with seniors that was common in the past. That’s not good — for the children or the seniors.