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Parents raising their childrens babies in Poland

streamers395 1 | 3  
16 Apr 2009 /  #1

Is it normally in Poland for girls to leave their babies with their parents and have them raise them. I have met two girls from Poland and they both have their parents raise their babies while they pursue other things? This seems unusual to me here in the US, but I am curious if culturally this is normal?

Gab - | 133  
18 Apr 2009 /  #2
NO, it's not normal.
leszek38 - | 31  
18 Apr 2009 /  #3
Why, quite normal. About 10% maybe? That way parents have more time for work.
Gab - | 133  
18 Apr 2009 /  #4
10% is not "quite" I'm afraid, plus where is this statistics coming from? Any official sources? Even if that happens in some families, it doesn't make it right. I would understand having grandparents babysit here and there, but raise their grandchildren? I thought parenthood is about responsibility for your own kids and not about "outsourcing" the parenting responsibilities over to the grandparents. If you decide to start a family, it's all on you: the parent/parents. Unless your circumstances force you to do otherwise, which seems to be the case in my judgment in case of those two girls from Poland in the opening post.

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