He was hurt and angry, so his grandma made him work

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

Hugs and Hard Labor on an Indiana Farm

Illustration by The New York Times

After his parents divorced, Laird Hunt was sent to live with his grandma, a “tough-as-nails taskmaster” with an 80-acre farm.

The New York Times • January 27, 2017

Case Western Reserve receives $2 million grant to help grandparents who care for grandchildren

A professor of nursing will develop and test an on-line tool to help grandparents raising grandchildren cope with stress.

Cleveland.com • February 1, 2017

The Grandparent Check

Parents of millennials spend an average of $2,383 annually on their grandkids, according to a recent survey.

AARP.org • January 24, 2017

More people over 60 are struggling to pay off student loans, report finds

A rising number of older Americans are taking out loans to help their kids and grandkids through college.

National Public Radio • January 17, 2017