Grenadian families tend to be quite large, and couples usually have between two and six children. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other extended family often live in the same house or close to one another. People living in urban areas tend to have smaller families than those living in rural areas.
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People living in Carriacou and Petit Martinique have a distinct ethnic identity, which includes a strong French and Scottish heritage.

Families may be headed by a man or a woman. Women are the primary caregivers and are expected to take care of the children. The extended family usually plays a role in bringing up the children as well. Divorces are rare, although they have increased in the last two decades.

There are few nursing homes or seniors' residences in Grenada. Most Grenadians prefer to care for their elderly at home. Grandparents, neighbours and other older members of the family are usually cared for by the younger members.

In 1963, the Canadian Save the Children Fund created Grensave, to help children in Grenada. The agency provides subsidized daycares, adolescent counselling services and parenting workshops.

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There are no tall apartment blocks on the island because Grenada has a law that development may not rise above the height of a coconut palm.