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Grandparents are now the most popular form of child care in Australia.
There’s a growing army of grandparents taking over full-time caring roles of their grandkids. Every Monday and Wednesday I vacuum for her and on the school holidays and curriculum days I help her cook. I watch her cook and sometimes I help her cook, so if she makes scrambled eggs for me I put the egg in and I squash it and mix it. MARCUS: Nanny, can I go in the mud so I can get my tomato? ELIZABETH: Do you want to pick the tomatoes for me so we can make a salad for dinner. ELIZABETH: They do tend to fight being boys but, um, with the little one, Marcus loves to play.
Charlotte, 15, has been raised by her single grandfather John, 67, since she was a toddler. ELIZABETH: No, no, that's alright, we don't go in the mud. ELIZABETH: Lucas, can you go and get me an eggplant too? Me and my brother are naughty, sometimes cheeky, we fight, we scream at each other or we can pull out all the, all the dead weeds and we're like we throw them inside and then she gets angry at us and then she screams at us and that's pretty much it. He's one of these children that have always got to be doing something.
“I always told my daughter I wanted lots of grandchildren, but I never, ever thought for a moment that I was going to be bringing them up! but I’m tired, tired, tired.” Deb has used all her superannuation to keep her mortgage going and raise her grandchildren, but worries about her employment prospects when she has to go back to work to build up her superannuation again. Then came the time and my husband said look, you don't need to work anymore. JENNY BROCKIE: Was it a choice or did you feel you had to? My mother looked after my children and my daughter was the first grandchild so she had six years with her grandmother, or four and a half, say, and my mum loved it and it kept her young and I think it's what it does to me. JENNY BROCKIE: After you'd been telling the stories about what was happening, they came? JENNY BROCKIE: Virender, what was it like to leave your home in India? VIRENDER (Translation): We left our social life behind and have very little here.
Ngarrindjeri great-grandmother Maxine Risk-Sumner looks after her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever required.
Being part of the stolen generation, she sees her greatest role as providing guidance for the future.
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