For the most part, we spend time with people close to us in age. Here’s why we should branch out.
“When I tell people I live in a retirement community, I get a lot of mixed reactions,” says 26-year-old violinist Tiffany Tieu. “Some people don’t believe me.”
After his parents divorced, Laird Hunt was sent to live with his grandmother, a “tough-as-nails taskmaster” with an 80-acre farm.
Bob Townsend of Summersville, West Virginia practically grew up in the barbershop that his father opened in town during the Great Depression. Now, he owns the shop and employs his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson there.
Grandparents are healthier, wealthier, and longer-lived than ever before. What does this mean for us all?
Most moms work, but many can’t afford good daycare.
Guy and Joanne Sinclair have been raising their granddaughter since their daughter got hooked on heroin.
The women’s basketball team at Franklin College in Indiana has a not-so-secret weapon.
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.
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 new study finds that teens who maintain close, loving relationships with their grandparents suffer fewer emotional and behavioral problems than their peers.
Tammi Williams, whose daughter is gay, was “horrified and scared” when she and her wife decided to have a baby with the help of a male friend they barely knew. But then, Tammi says, everything changed.
Parents and grandparents need one another. How can they learn to get along?
“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.”
Whales need grandmas, too, it turns out.
“I think there should be legislation that keeps children and their offspring in the same town, but it didn’t work out that way.”
“We’d make tiny boats of walnut shells, line them with moss, and float them down the streams, where we were sure the fairies would climb aboard.”