I see people in 80's getting remarried and carry on their life going on vacation and having good time. Can you imagine an Americal woman that way.
Why do Indian parents (widow or not) think they have to be unpaid nannies.
[h=1]When it comes to comparing USA with India, this may be the other side of the coin….[/h][h=1][/h][h=1]Parent either father or mother abandoning the children due to divorce and in most of such cases, the responsibility of bringing up these grand children lies with the grand parents …oh… that is another cycle of child rearing for them at their golden years....[/h][h=1][/h][h=1]This is also the ground reality….in USA[/h][h=1][/h][h=1]More than 2.5 million grandparents take on role of parent[/h]
WILMINGTON, Del. -- These are supposed to be their golden years. They worked hard, earned a decent living and raised their family. Now it's time to relax and reap the benefits of a life well lived
But not for those who have had to take on the responsibility of raising grandchildren. Their golden years have been put on hold as they have begun another cycle of child-rearing.
Delores and Larry Kling have been parenting their 8-year-old granddaughter, Amber, since she was an infant. The Klings' son and the child's mother abandoned their baby and have yet to remember her on birthdays and holidays.
While Amber is a loving child who does well in school, her grandmother worries how much the situation with her biological parents has affected her and is seeking counseling to help them all cope.
"It's heartbreaking," said Delores Kling. "I'm sure it's on her mind all the time."
Read more at: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news.../rise-of-granparents-grandfamilies/54206854/1
[h=3]MORE: More grandparents taking on a second round of parenting[/h]