Marian Shields Robinson didn’t want to move to Washington, D.C. when her daughter, Michelle Obama, became First Lady in 2009. But her grandchildren, Sasha and Malia, were only seven and ten, and Marian was worried about them, she said in a recent interview with Gayle King of CBS This Morning.
Until he was eight, Gabriel García Márquez was raised by his maternal grandparents and a bevy of aunts and servants in Aracataca, Colombia, a small town near the Caribbean Sea that he fictionalized in his most famous novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. “I cannot imagine a family environment more favorable to my vocation than that lunatic house,” he later wrote.
Most movies put grandparents on the sidelines, when they put them anywhere at all. Here are some great ones that give them their due.
New research suggests that our ancestors stayed safe at night thanks to the divergent sleep habits of the young and the old.
A new app will connect young people who need housing with empty-nesters who need income.
Proverbs about grandparenting from around the world.
… and more facts and figures I’ve just learned.
In search of meaning, urban 20-somethings in Japan are migrating to the countryside to live with or near their grandparents.
Thanks to Francie Robertson of Cascade, Montana for submitting this poem, which she wrote when her grandson Titus was a baby, his brother Jude was 2, and she was their daytime caregiver.
In the new remake of “One Day at a Time,” Rita Moreno, 85, steals the show as a flamboyant, opinionated, and sometimes overzealous grandmother.
This picture book celebrates both the bond between kids and their grandparents and the transcendent power of a story well told.
Contrary to popular belief, Americans are nearly as likely today as they were in 1950 to live in a multigenerational household, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Let’s ditch the stereotypes and start embracing the truth instead.
I love the way Michelle Obama toasted her mom, who moved into the White House to help raise her granddaughters, at a Mother’s Day Tea in 2014.
In this extraordinary picture book, a girl’s grandfather inspires her to live well and do good.
Guy and Joanne Sinclair have been raising their granddaughter since their daughter got hooked on heroin.
Archibald Motley, one of the most celebrated artists of the Harlem Renaissance, created two famous portraits of his grandmother, Emily, who was born into slavery in Kentucky.
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.
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.
Isn’t it time we discarded the myths and misconceptions about grandparents and started giving them their due?
There are a lot of good reasons to move closer to your grandkids. Then again, there are some good reasons to stay where you are. I asked some grandparents who made the move what happened next.
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.”
Isabel Allende, a novelist with millions of readers around the world, says her grandparents shaped both her character and her career.
Grandparents have been going to bat for their grandkids for hundreds of thousands of years, a new study of South American foragers suggests.
My sister’s family tried living at my parents’ house. Chaos ensued.