EMPOWERING FAMILIES WORLDWIDE
GLOBAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Search by topic
86 results for “Grandparents” [from 01-01-2014 to 18-03-2019] - Page 1/4
When the child becomes the parent
Anu Garg - The New York Times, 19 December 2018.
Words become medicine as the author helps his formerly self-reliant mother recover from a stroke.
Parenting your parents
Jeff Bevis - Forbes, 24 October 2018.
Parents age, children grow up, and at some point, adult children face the sobering reality that they will have to care for their aging parents, reversing the roles they’ve always known.
Some immigrant parents fear losing their children forever
Jeremy Raff - The Atlantic, 18 October 2018.
Immigrant children separated from their parents can spend months, even years, in American foster homes. There have even been rare cases in which state officials have authorized permanent adoptions without notifying deported parents.
How your adult children can help you plan for retirement
Jackie Lam - Forbes, 21 August 2018.
Your adult children may be busy with their careers, raising families and carving out their own paths, but they may also want to assist with your retirement plans.
Grandparents becoming “financially unstable”
Katy Morton - Nursery World, 25 July 2018.
One in five grandparents who provide childcare have given up work or cut their working hours to do so, reveals a new survey.
Skills that grandparents can teach
Jennifer Winward - Gulf News, 25 July 2018.
Here are five things school children should learn from an older generation instead of YouTube and Google.
Grandparents can play a vital role in helping to raise children
Irish Examiner, 23 July 2018.
Children are afforded the opportunity to view things and learn from a different perspective and the contact with grandparents allows greater bonds to form which can serve them well in adulthood.
How this new Law will help grandparents raising grandkids
Donna Butts - Next Avenue, 11 July 2018.
In the US, More than 2.5 million grandparents have stepped up to assist their families.
Grandparents are the least stressful childcare option
Brendan Churchill and Lyn Craig - IOL, 7 July 2018.
The use of informal and family care may lower levels of parenting stress because using one’s own family members, such as a grandparent, is similar to co-parenting, as it involves sharing practical and emotional aspects of parenting.
The joy of grandparenting
Paula Span - The New York Times, 27 June 2018.
It’s still diaper-changing and storybooks, so why does it feel so different from raising our own kids?
USA: The age of grandparents is made of many tragedies
Robert Marantz Henig - The Atlantic, 1 June 2018.
The proportion of children living in “grandfamilies” has doubled in the US since 1970—and the reasons are often sad ones.
US: how nursing homes can destroy families
Jeanne Croteau - Forbes, 27 April 2018.
When your loved one is admitted to a nursing facility, you are at their mercy. There is a significant imbalance of power in many ways and many families may find themselves feeling completely lost.
Canada: more care for seniors, more options for families
Office of the Premier, 12 April 2018.
Ontario is moving forward with significant new funding to ensure seniors have better access to high-quality, professional care, whether they are living at home or in long-term care.
Japan: Robots may have role in future of elder care
Daily Mail, 28 March 2018.
Allowing robots to help care for the elderly may be a jarring idea in the West, but many Japanese see them positively, largely because they are depicted in popular media as friendly and helpful.
UK: Care in Crisis
Age UK, 28 March 2018.
Older people should be able to live well, not just survive, and the right care and support can help them do this.
Retirement timing and grandparenthood in Sweden
Linda Kridahl - N-IUSSP, 20 February 2018.
Does being or becoming a grandparent influence the retirement decision? If yes, in what sense and by how much?
How Wales became a world leader in caring for the terminally ill
Ilora Finlay - Wales Online, 3 January 2018.
The infrastructure of specialist staff, combined with enthusiastic dedication to do everything to help people live well until they die, makes Wales a world leader in providing effective palliative care to the whole population.
Five things men need to know about marriage in retirement
Robert Laura - Forbes, 28 December 2017.
The key to finding success together is good communication, a willingness to compromise, and having fun with the transition.
Texas grandparents raising children “have to fight” to get state help
Jim Malewitz - The Guardian, 1 December 2017.
The number of assistance recipients under has shrunk while poverty stayed consistent – and those who do get benefits have difficulty accessing them.
Indulgent grandparents “bad for children’s health”
BBC News, 15 November 2017.
Grandparents want the best for their grandchildren, and the more they’re informed and enabled to play a positive role in their grandchildren’s lives the better things will be.
When caring for a parent is a challenge and a calling
Karla Peterson - San Diego Union Tribune, 1 October 2017.
McIntyre and her mother, Gwennie Bannis, were on a plane bound for Washington state to visit family when Bannis began to babble. She talked nonstop, and most of what she said didn’t make sense.
Our parents are our future
Cora Frazier - The New Yorker, 25 September 2017.
Many people think hovering and love are one and the same. That’s just not true.
Getting to grips with longevity
Sacha Nauta - The Economist, 6 July 2017.
Ageing populations could be a boon rather than a curse. But for that to happen, a lot needs to change first.
Dementia patients die sooner if caregivers are mentally stressed
Yasmin Anwar - Berkeley News, 26 June 2017.
From 2007 until 2016, UC Berkeley researchers tracked the mortality of 176 patients with neurodegenerative diseases that are corrosive to brain function. They also measured the mental health of the family members who took care of them. They found that that patients tended by caregivers with depression, anxiety and other symptoms of mental illness typically died sooner.
My grandfather inspires me to be a better father
Charles Moss - Washington Post, 16 June 2017.
Charles Moss, a writer and father, explains why his grandfather had such a great influence on him.
This site is managed by the
International Federation for Family Development
and aims to offer all stakeholders background documentation and updated information.
The contents do not represent the official position of any institution, but only the views of its author and they are provided under the terms of a
Creative Commons Public License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
. If you would like to suggest some other document, event or link, or make any comment, please contact the