On a recent visit to South Africa, comedian Trevor Noah interviewed his 91-year-old grandmother, who helped raise him—and hide him—during the last years of apartheid.
Marian Shields Robinson didn’t want to move to Washington, D.C. when her daughter, Michelle Obama, became First Lady in 2009. But her grandchildren, Sasha and Malia, were only seven and ten, and Marian was worried about them, she said in a recent interview with Gayle King of CBS This Morning.
Parents and grandparents need one another. How can they learn to get along?
A.J. Jacobs, a journalist and bestselling author, thinks he can build a family tree for all of humanity. Here’s what he told me about his project, his grandparents, and his most famous ancestor.
Mo Rocca hopes the grandparents on his TV show can teach him how to live.
Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin has some ideas.
A sociologist spent years interviewing grandparents who give a ton of time and money to their grandkids, often because their grown children are struggling.
When he’s not writing some of the best humor and journalism of our time, Trillin spends a lot of time grandparenting.