Should children's primary caretakers be their parents? An LA Times report talked about the millions of kids in rural China who are being raised by their relatives since the youngsters' parents moved to secure jobs. It said:
House after house, the same family tale repeats itself: The parents migrated to the big cities for work; their young children stay with grandparents, great-grandparents or any other relatives who can shelter and feed them. At the age of 10 or so, when the youngsters are considered old enough, many move into packed boardinghouses attached to their public schools.
While the circumstances may not be as extreme in America, for economic reasons, parents rely on their kids' grandparents for childcare. In a way, the elders are raising the next generation. What is your opinion on this?