In search of a more meaningful existence, urban 20-somethings in Japan are migrating to the countryside to live with or near their grandparents.
The Senate is considering a bill to assist the more than 2.5 million American grandparents who are raising at least one of their grandchildren.
Millions of people in Zimbabwe suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, but the country has only 13 psychiatrists.
The hopes of a great-great-great grandmother in Kenya.
There’s a special school in a small village in India for grandmothers who want to learn to read.
When she was dumped by her boyfriend, Awanthi Vardaraj thought her heart would never heal. Then her grandma coaxed her into the kitchen.
After his parents divorced, Laird Hunt was sent to live with his grandmother, a “tough-as-nails taskmaster” with an 80-acre farm.
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In the new remake of “One Day at a Time,” Rita Moreno, 85, steals the show as a flamboyant, opinionated, and sometimes overzealous grandmother.
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In this inspiring video from The New York Times, a dozen or so Americans over 85 offer advice on surviving and thriving in old age.
Older adults in the United States enjoy greater well-being than younger ones, but they’re faring far better in some states than in others, according to a recent survey.
With Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Steve Bannon headed to the White House, many of us are feeling powerless. We’re not.
Bob Townsend of Summersville, West Virginia practically grew up in the barbershop that his father opened in town during the Great Depression. Now, he owns the shop and employs his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson there.
Melanie Salazar, 18, just started her first year at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, where her grandpa, Rene Neira, is completing his associate’s degree.
When she was six, Simone Biles was adopted by her grandparents. Now, she’s the best gymnast in the world.
Contrary to popular belief, Americans are nearly as likely today as they were in 1950 to live in a multigenerational household, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
The lonely plight of “satellite babies.”
“America has changed over the years,” President Obama told the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “But these values that my grandparents taught me, they haven’t gone anywhere.”
Grandparents and grandchildren need one another, so parents shouldn’t stand in the way, says grandmother and journalist Connie Schultz.
Francine Prose returns to an island she fell in love with years ago.
Most moms work, but many can’t afford good daycare.
Kids need love. Grandparents are good at giving it. That’s why an army of them is being recruited to serve in the public schools of Syracuse, New York, where too many students have been getting suspended and too few have been graduating.
A retired pastry chef in Texas surprised his great-grandchildren on Easter with this one-of-a-kind confection.
Alice Carter, 87, a grandmother from Boston, is halfway through a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Rabat, Morocco, where she’s volunteering at a youth center.
The women’s basketball team at Franklin College in Indiana has a not-so-secret weapon.
After her husband died in 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt traveled the world as a diplomat, speaker, and activist. But she was never too busy for her granddaughter.
Grandparents matter in profound, enduring, and sometimes unexpected ways. That’s what I learned from these recordings, which were made by three American families for the oral history project StoryCorps.
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“Imagine it: During the holidays, instead of using gadgets to ignore each other, we might use them as an excuse to look each other in the eye and listen.”
Here’s some shopping advice that ran in the New-York Herald Tribune on December 1, 1914 under the headline “Gifts for the Grandparent.”
About 20 percent of the United States population speaks a language other than English at home, and a total of 350 languages are spoken here, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
Children who live with a single mother and at least one grandparent fare just as well as children who live with both parents, research shows.
A quest for justice in Argentina.
A new study finds that teens who maintain close, loving relationships with their grandparents suffer fewer emotional and behavioral problems than their peers.
A housewife from West Virginia fought for years to get a national holiday for grandparents declared. In 1978, she won.
“Standing at one remove from the new partnership, and all the hue and cry the blending of a family can involve, they have the potential to play a unique role for the stepgrandchild—part grandparent, part wise, trusted confidante.”
Mary Walker and her 17-year-old grandson are taking swimming lessons together at a pool in Tulsa, Okla.
“It’s important to remember the White House is such a bizarre place,” says the author of a recent book on the Obamas. “I think Mrs. Robinson acts as a calming presence.”
Isabel Allende, a novelist with millions of readers around the world, says her grandparents shaped both her character and her career.
Cathy Williams, 62, and her granddaughter, Chelsea Washington, both earned bachelor’s degrees this spring from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee.
Politicians in Britain have realized that grandparents are struggling to balance work and childcare just as parents are.
Whales need grandmas, too, it turns out.