Now many of us live in nuclear families . Joint families were a tradition of India . But gradually due to numerous reasons joint families are breaking up . I had been very closely associated with my grandparents till their last time . It is really an unique experience .
Children not only learn a lot of things from their grandparents but share a wonderful time which is quite different from what they enjoy now . Now mostly both the parents go out for work and the children stay with their nannies/caregivers . It is evident that as they provide service for money the bond is not always close and children are often neglected or are unable to mix with them in the desired way . They are not always properly fed or enjoy a rapport that they may have shared with the mother or close relatives .
If they had grandparents the whole situation would have been different . I personally felt so close to them and enjoyed a rapport with them which was even more greater than that I had with my own parents . My parents were also working full time but grandparents and aunt never made me miss them .They paid attention to all my needs , answered all my questions (which were sometimes weird) , told me stories and tolerated all my naughtiness without ever scolding me . I was pampered but never got spoilt .