Grandparents can play a crucial role in their grandchildren’s lives. Some may play more crucial while others play less crucial roles, but when it comes down to it they change their grandchildren. Some children don’t see their grandparents at all, but some children will see their grandparents a lot or even some are taken into custody by their grandparents and live their lives being raised by them. While they spend that time with their grandparents they can learn many things about anything whether it’s something about life when they were younger or history or even very important life lessons. In China it isn’t uncommon for grandparents to live in the house with both their children and their grandchildren (Poon 1). Many parents rely on the grandparents to look after the children or child when they are at work or away from home (Poon 1). That’s a pretty big role that a grandparent can play in a child’s life. In the book The Mulberry Child NaiNai, the grandmother of Jian and mother of Jian’s father, lives in the house. She does many things for both her own children and for all of her grandchildren to better their lives. That grandmother’s name is Nainai. She lives in the house and spends a significant amount of time with her granddaughter Jian. With all of that time spent she has taken in some roles. Ever since Jian was born Nainai has spent time with Jian and creating a life-lasting bond with her granddaughter. Early in the book Mulberry Child Jian tells us about her life as a baby and how Nainia took care of her many times and she states that “her close bond must have started right there”(Ping 11). The roles that NaiNai, Jian’s grandmother, plays in Jian’s life is that of a grandmother and a mother figure.
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...inai was their for Jian through good and bad times and never left Jian no matter the circumstance. Even when Jian’s parents were taken in and weren’t able to be release, she was there taking over the crucial role of being what she needed to be for Jian. That’s the normal role for a grandmother into today’s world. If Jian had not had her grandmother Nainai her life would have been much worse than it already was. Nainai made her life worth living. A grandmother is suppose to be almost like another parent to someone to just be their for them. They teach you the life lessons you need to make it through life in the world. They teach you what you need to know and they love and care for you and want to make a better life for you. A grandmother such as Nainai can change a child’s life forever and that child can learn so many things from them which will benefit their lives.
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