After becoming parents, it becomes very difficult to keep the marriage spark alive. Going on dates or friend’s gathering gets difficult with baby. You think of hiring a babysitter to take care of your baby. But there’s another option for you and it comes freely for you. You just have to call your parents to watch the kids as their babysitter.
It is not only good for your pocket but also good for your parents health. According to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, says that grandparents who watch their grandchildren live significantly longer lives
This study included people on 500 seniors from the age group of 70 and even older. It was seen that grandparents who provided some form of care to their grandchildren had a 37 percent lower hazard ratio than their remaining grandparents.
It was studied that beyond the blood benefits, seniors who babysit to the children who were not their own also enjoyed similar benefits. However, the study did not include data from grandparents that served as the primary caregiver to children,
This study also showed that there is a link between giving care and reducing stress. Such activities proved to be effective for the aged people and can actually reduce stress. Therefore grandparents should involve themselves in the care of their grand kids.