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.