Many stereotypes about grandparents are wrong.
Kids are often closer to their maternal grandparents than to their paternal ones, research suggests, perhaps because mothers tend to maintain closer ties with their own parents than fathers do.
Because of how their parents are raising them, kids will grow up to be more entitled, less disciplined, and less independent than their elders, an overwhelming majority of Australian grandparents believes.
Americans and Canadians are spending more years as grandparents than they did a generation ago, and they’re spending them in better health—even though they’re older when their grandkids are born.
New research suggests that our ancestors stayed safe at night thanks to the divergent sleep habits of the young and the old.
Proverbs about grandparenting from around the world.
… and more facts and figures I’ve just learned.
Grandparents often suspect autism before parents do, but they sometimes hesitate to voice their concern, a new study reveals.
In the first study of its kind, a team of scientists has found that grandparents who provide regular care for their grandchildren have an edge on survival over those who don’t.
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.
The monumental stress of raising a child with autism can be eased by grandparents, who are often “ideally suited” to provide parents with support, scholars say.
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.
Grandparents are healthier than they were 30 years ago, even though they’re also older, a Canadian study has found.
Female orcas who’ve undergone menopause play a critical role in helping their extended families find food, particularly during times of scarcity, scientists have learned.
More and more older Americans are giving money to their children and grandchildren, and the amount they’re giving is rising.
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 family of elephants is led by its eldest female, who’s often a grandma many times over. And the older she is, the better, scientists have learned.
A new study finds that teens who maintain close, loving relationships with their grandparents suffer fewer emotional and behavioral problems than their peers.
The media paints grandparents as old, but studies show most of them aren’t.
Babysitting for grandkids may boost your wellbeing, but if you’re pressured into providing care, you may suffer.
Chinese Americans often devote long hours to their grandchildren, but many of them experience this as a burden, a new study reveals.
Grandparents have been going to bat for their grandkids for hundreds of thousands of years, a new study of South American foragers suggests.
A sociologist spent years interviewing grandparents who give a ton of time and money to their grandkids, often because their grown children are struggling.
Maybe women outlive their fertility to ensure that their grandchildren thrive.
Instead of just spoiling their grandchildren, many grandmothers now make significant contributions to their daily care, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, a sociologist at Syracuse.