The answer is ˈstrik(t)lē<span>/</span>
Christmas is fast approaching and, as usual, we’ll be enjoying the big day with my parents. We spend a lot of time with them throughout the year and always look forward to seeing them.
I know that this is true of so many families beyond my own. They do so much for us, so it’s high time we put grandparents first for once.
I’m lucky to have a fantastic relationship with them and that, of course, extends to my kids. We regularly visit for Sunday lunch and sometimes go on walks together too. Including the all-important one before lunch on Boxing Day!It’s so important for children to enjoy quality time with their grandparents and also to recognise the roles they play. Because, as far as I’m concerned, they’re often unsung heroes.
Speaking of which, research from RCI Bank into the support and relationship with their families shows:
Just under a quarter (23%) of grandchildren describe them as a lifeline. I think this is rather low, given how much my generation depends on their parents.
Of those who acknowledged how much older members of the family do, 27% said grandparents provide moral support, 19% emotional support and 11% financial support.
This definitely rings true with us. My parents do so much for the kids – and us – all year round and we’d be absolutely lost without them.
A. That accepting people as they are does not mean allowing injustice to occur. (Apex)
Is it An opinion often tells how something SHOULD be?