Note: I have written what I feel about this topic.Everyone is entitled to have an opinion and this is mine. I strongly feel that grand parents shouldn’t be considered as baby sitters.. My personal opinion is that me and my husband are primarily responsible for raising my girls and not others.. I resigned my job when I got pregnant with twins..I live in a joint family and take care of my 1 year old girls. I feel that grand parents should be fully willing in taking responsibility of managing kids and they shouldn’t just do it due to compulsion, expectations or any other reasons. After my twins were born, I had a conversation with my in laws..I told them clearly that I know it’s difficult at their age to take care of kids and I suggested hiring a nanny full time to help me, but they were reluctant to accept that idea..So, I dropped it.. I do all my kids’ related works and they too help me whenever I am in need of it. I told them that they are always free to make their own plans in their retired life – Be it a visit or stay at their another son or daughter’s place any time or to go to any pilgrimage tour whenever they wish so.. There is no compulsion to stay with us always to take care of our kids.They can always opt out of this whenever they feel worn out or need a change.. So, whenever my in-laws aren’t available, me and my husband take care of kids and when my husband is busy with his job, I manage them up alone. I don’t expect my in-laws or my parents to take care of my kids..So, I am not affected if they aren’t available..I don’t know whether I will go to job again..Even if I do so, I have decided to hire baby sitters and not to burden Grand parents. I believe that due to this no expectations regarding child care, there aren’t many misunderstandings..I have my own way of raising my kids and they also don’t feel tied up with more responsibilities..I am grateful for their help, but I don’t wish to fully rely on others for child care. So, what do you think about this?? Please comment regarding your views.