There may be no one more special people in our lives than grandparents – and given that fact, having a day to recognize them seems like a great idea to us! Grandparents Day is observed on September 10, and was originally the vision of a woman named Marian McQuade. A mother and grandmother herself, Marian did not set out to create a commercial holiday, rather to set aside a time that the elder generation could impart stories, wisdom and history to their kids and grandkids. It is a day to spend time together and enjoy being a family.
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Here are some interesting facts about grandparents in the United States:
* An overwhelming 90% of grandparents say they speak about their grandchildren on a daily basis. They also report that being a grandparent is the single most fulfilling role they have ever played.
* Grandparents don’t just give out cookies and hard candy. This year, it is expected that grandparents will spend over $52 billion dollars on their grandkids, with over $32 billion going towards education costs.
* In the United States, just under 40% of households now report having a grandparent in the home. This is a return to multi-generational living largely lost in recent decades here in this country.
* Children who have a grandparent actively involved in their lives are more confident, secure, and have a greater sense of self and identity.