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Grandparents Day

Lessons In Music And In Life From A Grandfather

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Paul was just the kind of grandfather a little girl wants. The goofy jokes, the songs sung to me, the big, strong paw of a hand gentle on my arm. When he and my grandmother retired to Florida, we would spend every vacation with them, and he would sit on the terrace for hours after dinner with a glass (or two, or more) of wine, looking out at the ocean.

They Way They Worked: A Celebration of Grandparents and Their Hard Work

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Sarita Gupta

Since we're about to celebrate these holidays in the same week, I wanted to take a look back at the jobs my grandparents held over the years and what their hard work meant to me.

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter mo...

It Takes a Family to Raise Education Achievements

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

As we celebrate Grandparents Day, to us it's no coincidence that it's the same time as the beginning of the school year. Grandparents are here to help us get the American education system back on track.

Goodbye, and Thank You Bubbe

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I always dismissed Grandparents Day as another one of those "Hallmark" holidays. I never sent flowers or a card or a made a special call. Ironically, this past Grandparents Day, I attended the funeral of my last surviving grandparent, my Bubbe Lilly, who died a few days ago at the age of 99.

Celebrating Grandparents and the Value of Generational Love

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

We all benefit when we value, respect and celebrate our generations. Reaching up two and three generations before us for guidance and insight affords us something that other relationships can't provide.

Making Children a Priority on Grandparents Day and Every Day

Dr. Joan Lombardi | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Joan Lombardi

The fact that 57,000 children will be denied access to Head Start this year should worry everyone. Because we cannot win the future without ensuring that every child reaches his or her full potential.

7 Reasons To Celebrate Getting Older

Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

17 Grandparents Who Have This Whole Life Thing Figured Out

The Huffington | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy

There's never a bad time to stop and reflect on how awesome our elders can be. Like, really awesome. When it comes to getting older, own it. ...

LOOK: 35 Nanas And Pop Pops Who Are Down To Party For National Grandparents Day

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Andy McDonald | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy

Happy National Grandparents Day! Established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Grandparents Day is a day when we honor the contributions of the w...

5 Thoughtful Gifts To Give For Grandparents Day

Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

A friend whose son had a soccer tournament near her mother's assisted living community this summer thought she was going the extra mile when she offer...

Honoring Grandparents Who Raise Their Grandkids

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Ironically, even though many of these "grandfamilies" barely scrape by, they save taxpayers more than $6.5 billion each year by keeping children out of the foster care system.

10 Things You Should Say To Parents, But Don't

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Take a positive spin The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us n...

Spilled Milk: Strangers on a Train

William Lucas Walker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

In the playground of that bond shared only with a grandparent, the kids we imagine we know find ways of revealing aspects of themselves they can't with us, in the safety of a gaze we're not yet wise enough to cast.

It's Time to Do Something Grand: A Call to Action on Grandparents Day

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Mark Shriver

Older Americans are an able and critical segment of our great society, who, through their active wisdom and engagement have much to offer. They can help create a more prosperous future for the most vulnerable among us.

Are Your Family Photos This Awkward?

Posted 09.12.2012 | Fifty

Grandparents Day was on September 9 this year, but Generations United, an organization focused on intergenerational cooperation, is using the entire w...

National Grandparent's Day: Get a Good Dose of the Grand Vitamin "G"

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Our seniors are a national treasure, a Fort Knox of key life lessons and a precious link to our traditions and culture. They deserve to be rewarded with much more than cheap early dinners and a discount at the movies.

PHOTOS: Your Grandparents On Their Wedding Days

Posted 09.09.2012 | Weddings

For many of us, our grandparents helped raise us, loved us and showed us what it takes to have a long and happy marriage. In honor of National Gran...

What Grandparents Do, According To Stock Photos

Posted 09.09.2012 | Comedy

It's National Grandparents Day! As a tribute, we've collected examples of grandparents in their natural habitat, according to our favorite source of t...

Children's Books Perfect For Grandparent's Day

Jean Reagan | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty
Jean Reagan

When you grab that stack of books to share with a child, you may want to try some of my favorite grandparent books -- classics and newbies, but all beautifully illustrated. And remember: don't let a narrow definition of grandparent slow you down.

Two Women, One In Escada, The Other In A Garage Sale Goddess T-Shirt, Who Changed My Life

Elizabeth Higgins Clark | Posted 11.09.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Higgins Clark

My grandmothers were born in 1927 and 1930. When the woman from the Bronx passes away, it will most likely be announced on the front page of the New York Times. When the woman from Paramus dies, it will be noted on page 34 of the Pascack Press.

Grandparents Play Critical Role In Child Care In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty

(Huff/Post50 is celebrating Grandparents Day, September 9, with a series of special stories and essays.) Some 60 percent of grandparents served as...

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Have Famous Grandparents

Posted 09.07.2012 | Celebrity

Making it in Tinseltown is never easy, but it's always helpful to have some Hollywood ties in your family. In honor of Grandparent's Day on Sept. ...

WATCH: Grandparents To Grandkids: 'Call Me Maybe'?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Fifty

Summer may be coming to a close, but the hands-down winner for song of the season is still hanging on. Carly Rae Jepsen's infectious tune "Call Me May...

Happy Grandparents Day (No Need to Mail a Card)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

This year on Grandparents Day, more children might want to honor their grandparents, but they won't need to mail a card to do it. So far the recessi...