My little boy, Charlie, is lucky enough to have a healthy set of five grandparents.
That’s my modern day family – he has a Nonnie, a Pop, a Da, a Ma and a Gong.
In return for their time and attention, I’ve discovered he is giving them a longer life.
Grandparents who care for their grandchildren live up to five years longer than those who don't, according to new research.
That's win-win for me. I hope my parents live long, healthy lives and I can also now say: "Hey Mum, Dad - babysitting is good for you."
A study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) found half of the grandparents who provided occasional care for their grandchildren or other members of the community lived for about five additional years.