But the traditional African-American grandmothers role has change alot through the years. For many different reasons culture, HIV/AIDS, street violence and drug addiction. To most of our grandmothers today it's a burden and it's beginning to show. The traditional grandmother role is coming to an end. I remember going to visit my granny every Sunday after church. My grandmother role was not my caregiver she was my granny. Her house is were you got to spend the night and get some granny love. This role for many African-American grandmothers has move from the giver of love to caregiver and provider of social and emotional support.
The single parent home, is adding to the end of the traditional grandmother role. In my opinion a grandmother is the life support system that every working mother needs and they are reliable. My grandmother raise 2 of my cousins because their mother died when they were babies. Grandmothers today suffer more stress and health issues because of more and more dependence on them. Some grandmothers are still being mothers to their own children. Today younger grandmothers may not play the traditional role in their family for years down the road. Because of their age, employment and an active social life which could keep them from being the traditional grandmother that many children need. So, I think Malia and Sasha has gotten a great deal an old fashion grand mother.