Earlier this year, I published a long story about a grandmother in Houston, Stephanie Johnson, who had lost access to her grandson after her daughter was murdered and who was fighting in court to be reunited with him. Here’s an update on Stephanie’s plight.
“Buddy, don’t forget,” Laura Mellencamp told her grandson daily. “You’re the handsomest, luckiest, most talented boy in the world.”
How a girl coaxed her grandpa back to life.
Most movies put grandparents on the sidelines, when they put them anywhere at all. Here are some great ones that give them their due.
Proverbs about grandparenting from around the world.
The rapper 50 Cent recalls the grandmother who raised him.
A woman honors the grandparents who shaped her.
I spent the final weeks of winter reading all the picture books I could find about spring. Here are my favorites. They’re simple, they’re deep, and they’re as gorgeous as the season.
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.
As a boy, Allen Say barely knew his grandpa. As a man, he came to understand him. That’s why he created Grandfather’s Journey, a picture book for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1994.
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.
“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.
When her son died in 2012, Denise Villescaz “saw no light,” she says. Then, two years later, her granddaughters were born.
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.
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 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.
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.
… 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.
A story of anguish and love.
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.