Cosmo Landesman

Why working class grandparents are better than middle class ones

Working-class people do grandparenting right. Middle-class ones, increasingly, don't

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When I told a friend that my nine-year-old son was staying with his grandparents for the whole week of the half-term, she said: ‘A whole week! My son would be lucky to get his grandparents for a weekend! Who are these people?’

‘His grandparents are working class,’ I said.

She looked puzzled.

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