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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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.
Francine Prose returns to an island she fell in love with years ago.
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.
“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.”
This time of year, I always think of my grandma Mia, who made me feel safe, special, and loved for 22 years.
More and more older Americans are giving money to their children and grandchildren, and the amount they’re giving is rising.
The legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead was homeschooled for most of her childhood by her grandmother, an iconoclast who rejected rote instruction as “stultifying” and emphasized learning by doing instead.
A new study finds that teens who maintain close, loving relationships with their grandparents suffer fewer emotional and behavioral problems than their peers.
Isn’t it time we discarded the myths and misconceptions about grandparents and started giving them their due?
Maybe I would have made it through my 20s without him. But, to be honest, I can’t imagine how.
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.
Cathy Williams, 62, and her granddaughter, Chelsea Washington, both earned bachelor’s degrees this spring from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee.
… and other things my grandma taught me.
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.
A sociologist spent years interviewing grandparents who give a ton of time and money to their grandkids, often because their grown children are struggling.
“I think there should be legislation that keeps children and their offspring in the same town, but it didn’t work out that way.”