As revealed in Source 1, the family pattern is the skipped generation family. Such a family pattern means there is no parent but grandparents to raise their grandchildren, and therefore, the children left in the villages are called left behind children. According to the source, the skipped generation family usually has the parents who worked outside so as to earn more money and the grandparents to work in the field and take care of the children. Money is usually sent from the parents to support the daily living of the family in the villages. These families are usually rural residents as well.
The main reason why such a family pattern takes place is because, as referred to source 1, the money earned in the city can be five times of what one can earn in the village. Elderly grandparents may also have different illness so that the parents will need more money to cure them. Therefore, with the hope of improving the quality of life of their family, the parents would choose to work in the city to earn more money. Moreover, most parents are being materialistic, and without understanding the true need of their children. This means that the parents think sending money back to the village would support their family and the growth of their children. However, they failed to realize the true need of their children, which maybe the time spent with their parents. So, with materialism takes place inside the minds of the parents, they wouldn’t bother to leave their children at home.

The skipped generation family is not a good family pattern to all the family members, which include the grandparents, the parents and the children. As according to Source 1, the grandparents have to work and take care of their grandchildren, which impose a very heavy burden on them. The parents may force be a migrant in the city as being a migrant can bring more money back to the while being a non-migrant cannot. And for the children, lack of parental care received may result in abnormal adolescent...