Can a grandma’s cooking mend a teenager’s broken heart?

Every day, I read what journalists around the world are reporting about grandparents and their families. Here are some stories that gripped me recently.

How a Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother’s Vadais

When she was dumped by her boyfriend, Awanthi Vardaraj thought her heart would never heal. Then her grandma coaxed her into the kitchen.

National Public Radio • February 21, 2017

Hidden Carers: the Sixty-somethings Looking After Parents and Grandchildren

What if your parents need you as much as your grandkids do?

The Guardian • February 13, 2017

Cuba wants more babies, so it’s giving parental leave to grandparents, too

To boost the national birthrate, Cuba is paying grandparents to watch newborn grandkids for more than a year.


The Washington Post • February 10, 2017