Baby boomers mourn a future without grandkids


Canada’s birth rate is at an almost 20-year low ( . People are deciding not to have kids for a variety of reasons and the pandemic has only intensified ( this drop. While Millennials and GenZ’s are saying no to kids, the declining birth rate is leaving their parents with an identity crisis: Baby boomers coming to terms with a future without grandkids.

The Globe’s Zosia Bielski ( recently looked into the rising trend of grandchildless boomers. She explains what this new normal means for family dynamics and the pressures that come along with it.

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