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Raising grandchildren: Grandparent carers

Grandparent carers are helping families meet the obligations of work and family commitments. They are the unsung heroes, filling a void in the busy lives of parents and in some more extreme cases raising grandchildren by taking over parenting duties.

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Snapshot of Australian Families

Happy (54%) and stressed (36%) were the two words parents felt best described family life.

31.3% of families are only able to find time to eat breakfast together on weekends.

40% of parents have struggled to meet essential expenses over the past 12 months.

66% of parents are happy in their role as a parent “most of the time”. Sadly however, 1.5% are unhappy “most of the time”.