Stanley and Madelyn Dunham didn’t know many black people until their daughter fell in love with a college classmate from Africa.
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.
It’s not important that children know about nature, Rachel Carson believed; what matters is that they delight in it. But they won’t unless they’re shown the way, she warned.
“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.”
A virtuoso celebrates his grandpa.
Maybe I would have made it through my 20s without him. But, to be honest, I can’t imagine how.
Kay Falvey, 89, presides joyfully over a massive clan.
Mary Walker and her 17-year-old grandson are taking swimming lessons together at a pool in Tulsa, Okla.
Parents and grandparents need one another. How can they learn to get along?
A short tribute to my grandmother, who lived to 94.
A new book profiles more than 50 black women who suffered brutal discrimination as children but survived to make a better life—and a better world—for their heirs.
“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.”
A poem by David McCord (1897-1997).
Chinese Americans often devote long hours to their grandchildren, but many of them experience this as a burden, a new study reveals.
Isabel Allende, a novelist with millions of readers around the world, says her grandparents shaped both her character and her career.
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.
This poem was written in 1962, but it’s pretty timeless, don’t you think?
A letter from a grateful mother whose husband was deployed a dozen times.
… and other things my grandma taught me.
Lisa Drayer got 40 years with her grandmother. They were never closer than at the end.
Mo Rocca hopes the grandparents on his TV show can teach him how to live.
Whales need grandmas, too, it turns out.
A story of anguish and love.
Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin has some ideas.
“I think there should be legislation that keeps children and their offspring in the same town, but it didn’t work out that way.”
Here’s a beautiful account of the very beginning of grandmotherhood by Lois Wyse, an author and advertising executive who died in 2007 at age 80.
My grandfather must have liked this one.
My sister’s family tried living at my parents’ house. Chaos ensued.
A tribute to my dad’s father, whom I lost way too early.
When he’s not writing some of the best humor and journalism of our time, Trillin spends a lot of time grandparenting.