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Getting Grandparents to Help with Childcare – Alpha Consumer (

Hiring a nanny or signing a child up for day care often costs more than most people earn. So when grandparents are interested in helping out, parents are usually extremely grateful. John Robbins, author of The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in An Age of Less (as well as the bestseller Diet for a New America), recently described to me how his own family views the arrangement a little bit differently.

Ever since his twin grandchildren were born with special needs nine years ago, he and his wife, Deo, have been helping his son and daughter-in-law with their care. Here’s how he describes it:

via Getting Grandparents to Help with Childcare – Alpha Consumer (

A great reminder about how family and friend support makes raising (any kids really) kids with special needs easier.

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