10 Reasons to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day
This year, Grandparents’ Day falls on Sunday 7th October and, since its introduction in 1990, the occasion has grown in popularity with UK families. Originating in West Virginia, USA, Grandparents’ Day was founded in recognition of all the hard work that grandparents do for their loved one throughout the year.
Grandparents are taking a more hands-on role in shaping future generations by helping out with childcare and support on a regular basis. Below are just a few of the reasons why your grandparents deserve a treat on their own special holiday.
- 72% of grandparents consider their role to be one of the most important things in their lives
- Studies have shown that 68% of grandparents think that caring for their grandchildren has brought them close to their adult children.
- If your mum or dad is a great cook, chances are they learn it from their parents so remember to ask your grandparents about any tasty recipes they might have stashed away
- Children who are regularly see their grandparents have shown to develop better emotional and social skills
- Grandparents provide an amazing £33 billion worth of day care for free!
- Grandparents have some great stories to tell, especially embarrassing ones about your parents when they were little!
- 33% of grandparents share their hobbies with their grandchildren
- Nine in 10 grandparents regularly use email and 12% of those also use Facebook – so be careful which pictures you choose to share online!
- Grandparents represent one third of the population in the UK, with 1.7 million new grandparents added every year
- Grandparents’ Day was established as a way to recognise the hard work and support that grandparents provide all year round.
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