Should grandparents get paid for watching grandchildren?

Q. Shouldn’t a grandmother who is babysitting her daughter’s two small children five days a week get paid something? My brother and his wife have our Mom doing this now for quite some time and they don’t pay her anything. She’s about worn to a frazzle. I talked to my brother about paying her and he said she didn’t want anything. It’s just not right and I know she could use the money. Any suggestions?

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