The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Contents - Sar­rah Le Mar­quand

We talk about par­ents a lot in our so­ci­ety – with both the joys and the heartache felt by moth­ers and fa­thers well-doc­u­mented and ex­ten­sively an­a­lysed at ev­ery turn. But what about grand­par­ents? For many Aus­tralian fam­i­lies, with both par­ents work­ing full-time and a seem­ingly grow­ing list of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties to ferry the kids to each day, Grandma and Grandpa are more of a life­line than ever. But even more im­por­tantly, they pro­vide their chil­dren’s chil­dren with a per­spec­tive into the val­ues and ex­pe­ri­ences of pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions. And, as David and Libby Koch have learnt, the re­verse is also true. “They make you look at the world through their eyes and it’s so pure and pas­sion­ate,” David tells Stel­lar. Happy Grand­par­ents Day to all the Nans and Pops.

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