This really isn\’t "Jeepers" material.
The grandparent who plays babysitter is not only the cheapest and most easily exploited form of childcare but also the safest, research suggests.
An American study has confounded fears that grandparents are likely to be out of touch with the best modern childcare techniques by showing that they cut the risk of a child getting injured by up to half.
In that Darwinian sense the point and purpose of life is to have grandchildren who then go on to have their own children. That grandparents take care of their grandchildren well is really the most unsurprising finding.
After all, they\’re caring for, looking after, an investment that they started 30 or 40 years before, when they first selected their own mate.