Should grandparents be parents? I chose this topic due to seeing and hearing about death of parents, divorcing parents, and parents that have been incarcerated and no longer is caring for their biological children. This brings the poor old grandparents out of retirement or pretending they have an ailment so they or another family member can care for the children. I don’t feel like grandparents should be parents a second time around due to parenting not being like it was the first time, they were younger with more energy. when you’re older and have to keep up with a younger generation it’s a wear and tear on the body. The grandparents always accepts the challenge of caring for a love one such as a grandchild to insure that they are cared for the right way and without being in the care of the state.