Whereas before now society used to consider a family as consisting of primarily parents and children, now we are going to see an extension to this family of an inclusion
of grandparents. The Eastern countries have been doing this for years now and now it is the turn of the Western countries. On a cultural level, Eastern countries may be more ready and prepared to accept this growing trend and European countries may not be too far behind but for the British it may take a bit of a learning curve for all stakeholders to get used to. In the case of North Americans, only time will tell. Whatever the outcome, this trend probably has the potential to live for at least the next
decade and it would be interesting to see how the marketing and advertising industries deal with this. I am going to leave you with a fascinating reference to check out. One that paints the picture for the reader in Britain. Please see below. A domestic space odysseyFinancial Times London,England,UKGrowing numbers of retirees will move in with their adult children, . And it'sa modern take on the mother in law suite for baby boomer grandparents or . Read more at: I'm Donna J.