隔代带娃 The Old Generation Takes Care of the Children
When many foreign people come to China, they will be very surprised by the phenomenon that old people take care of the children in the street. They wonder how why so many old people given birth to the children. Actually, these old people are grandparents, not parents. It is part of the Chinese culture.
When Chinese people get retired, they are willing to take care of their grandchildren, because their sons and daughters don’t have much time. More young people believe that it is the old people’s duty to look after these kids, because they have nothing to do and spending more time with these kids can make them feel less lonely.
But there is a big problem about the way to raise children. Most old people spoil children, and satisfy the children and give everything they want, so it is hard for the parents to educate their children, who will easy to cry if parents don’t satisfy them. Young parents should spend more time with their kids. What’s more, it is not the old generation’s responsibility to help them look after kids.