These books aren’t just stunningly written and illustrated. They also perceptively observe the complexities of the new American family.
In the new remake of “One Day at a Time,” Rita Moreno, 85, steals the show as a flamboyant, opinionated, and sometimes overzealous grandmother.
I’ve been asking grandparents around the country what they’re called and why. Here are a few of their stories.
A woman honors the grandparents who shaped her.
Let’s ditch the stereotypes and start embracing the truth instead.
Guy and Joanne Sinclair have been raising their granddaughter since their daughter got hooked on heroin.
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.
Shouldn’t grandparents matter as much in movies as they do in real life?
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.
Stanley and Madelyn Dunham didn’t know many black people until their daughter fell in love with a college classmate from Africa.
Isn’t it time we discarded the myths and misconceptions about grandparents and started giving them their due?
Babysitting for grandkids may boost your wellbeing, but if you’re pressured into providing care, you may suffer.
Parents and grandparents need one another. How can they learn to get along?
Isabel Allende, a novelist with millions of readers around the world, says her grandparents shaped both her character and her career.
Mo Rocca hopes the grandparents on his TV show can teach him how to live.
A story of anguish and love.
A sociologist spent years interviewing grandparents who give a ton of time and money to their grandkids, often because their grown children are struggling.
Instead of just spoiling their grandchildren, many grandmothers now make significant contributions to their daily care, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, a sociologist at Syracuse.