Why Grandparents Are Essential to Young Children There have been many studies done on the impact grandparents make in the lives of grandchildren starting with the fabulous work from Dr.

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As a 21st century grandma, you’re nothing like your own grandmas, who probably smelled of lavender and Ivory soap and kept a cloth handkerchief tucked up their sleeve. They darned

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As sure as Lassie always found a way to save the day and Perry Mason almost never lost a case, you and all your baby-boomer friends are just as cool

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Editor’s Note: We wanted to reprint this eulogy for Aaron Swartz, as he was someone’s grandson and he deserved to live a long and productive life.  Suicide by young people

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  Where’s a stork when you need one? Baby Boomers are now becoming grandparents. Here’s your guide for what to expect when you’re expecting a grandchild. There’s nothing like that

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My adult daughter and her two children are going through a change in their lives and need to move in with us for awhile.  Any tips on helping all of

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By Jack Levine jack@4gen.org 2012 was a year of great challenges and new responsibilities.  Life is about transitions, and as an incurable optimist, I believe the year ahead will open new

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By Jack Levine As our prayers for peace and comfort go out to our loved ones and friends during the holiday season, our hearts are broken by the horrific news

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Our heartfelt condolences to the families and community of Newtown, CT.  

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No, the holidays can’t be here again already! A year seems like forever to the little ones, but it goes by quick as a wink in grandparent time. Was it

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Grandchildren are the icing on the cake any time of the year, but they provide that extra special zing during the holidays. They make the turkey a little juicier, the

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Now that your grandchildren are back in school—much to the rejoicing of their parents—it’s time to ponder everything you soaked up this summer under the kids’ expert tutelage. Like how

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“Mom, Dad, have we got a surprise for you!” Even if it’s the big news you’ve been waiting breathlessly to hear, learning of your impending leap into grandparenthood can be

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Flower children. Deadheads. Yuppies. Grandparents? Like students bewildered by the SAT question that asks which word doesn’t belong in the list, we keep wondering how grandparent crept onto our résumé. As

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Lori Bitter There is a sweetness to the summer months. We relax and become more “leisurely” with our time. Vacations, connecting with family and friends from near and far, and

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  10 Sure Signs You Really Are A Grandfather 1. You can’t stop making wacky faces over the crib (even after your grandchild falls asleep). 2. Suddenly you associate “We

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Wemoms & dads! With this issue of GRAND we celebrate mothers in May and fathers in June. As a new grandparent, I am still marveling at being the mom of

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