In Korea, You Don’t Have to Explain TikTok to Your Grandma

Through videos on YouTube and TikTok that feature their lives, fashions and routines, many Koreans are challenging the idea that such media are a young person’s game.

#beauty-concept, #elderly, #grandparents, #social-media, #south-korea, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Modern Love Podcast: ‘Why Do People Get Married?’

Watching his grandmother enter her third marriage, Jake Maynard wondered if marriage was about care, convention — or something else entirely.

#dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #marriages, #podcasts, #single-persons

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Show Us Your Pandemic Baby Family Reunions

The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Year Grandparents Lost

The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Connecting My Children to Their Heritage in Mandarin

Although my parents’ English is serviceable, it is only in Mandarin that they’re at ease, that they can inhabit their own skins.

#children-and-childhood, #chinese-language, #grandparents, #immigration-and-emigration, #language-and-languages, #lunar-new-year, #parenting

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At a Heavy Metal Concert, Balancing Independence With Boundaries

My mother, a freewheeling feminist, gave me freedom, while her mother gave me a nest of safety. Both shaped how I’m raising my own daughter.

#families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #parenting, #pop-and-rock-music, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vans-warped-tour-music-event

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An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt

Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

#budgets-and-budgeting, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #grandparents, #parenting, #personal-finances, #the-price-you-pay-for-college-an-entirely-new-road-map-for-the-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever-make-book, #tuition

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No More Lies. My Grandfather Was a Nazi.

In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can’t move on until we admit what he really did.

#cold-war-era, #content-type-personal-profile, #eastern-europe, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kgb, #lithuania, #noreika-jonas, #putin-vladimir-v, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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When Grandparents Want a Say in Naming Their Grandchildren

The expectant parents spend weeks deciding on their new baby’s name. Then the grandparents weigh in.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #nameberry-llc, #names-personal, #parenting

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My Grandfather Was a Good Cop. Or Was He?

I idolized him and his larger-than-life role in law enforcement. It’s more complicated now.

#cook-county-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grandparents, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Conjuring Up the World Through the Sense of Taste

Housebound because of the pandemic, an international correspondent finds a way to travel the globe in her kitchen.

#bangkok-thailand, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #pickles-and-relishes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thailand

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How Does an 83-Year-Old Jesuit End Up in Prison?

Father Stan Swamy spent decades fighting for the rights of India’s marginalized people. In October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imprisoned him under antiterrorism laws.

#caste-systems, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #modi-narendra, #parkinsons-disease, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government

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The Virus That Stole Most of 2020 Now Steals Christmas, Too

Across Italy and beyond, those who lost loved ones this year had looked forward to a holiday with the rest of their friends and relatives. But for many, it’s not to be.

#christmas, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #grandparents, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Life of Calvin Haworth, a Veteran Who Helped Raise His Granddaughters After Unspeakable Loss

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #grandparents, #minnesota, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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My Grandchild’s First Sleepover

I worried that at night, when homesickness tends to intensify, my granddaughter would cry for Mommy and Daddy. I was prepared to not get much sleep.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sleep

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When You Can’t Go Home for the Holidays

A family holds tight to tradition in the face of the hardest year.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Thanksgiving Lessons in Gratitude From My Grandmother

Our pandemic sacrifices pale in comparison to her immigrant journey.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #grandparents, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Modern Love: She Stood in for My Mother. Could I Do the Same for Her?

When my mother died young, her mother held loss for me. Now I fear losing her, too.

#families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #love-emotion

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The Year in Pandemic Parenting

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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Spirits of Grandfathers Past

My wife and I thought we were two strangers meeting on social media. Turns out, we shared some history.

#grandparents, #myspace-com, #utah

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The Art of Holding On, Letting Go and Learning to Golf

My grandfather devoted hours of his life to the game, and now I can see why.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golf, #grandparents

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I Think of My Grandfather Every Time I Make Kofta

He wouldn’t have approved of this vegetarian version, but my meatless meatballs wouldn’t exist without his recipe.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #grandparents, #london-england, #nairobi-kenya, #vegetarianism

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How to Set Pandemic Boundaries for Relatives

You’d do anything for them in a crisis, but the crisis isn’t going away. Here’s how to get your life back.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #parenting

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What Pro Wrestling Taught Me and My Immigrant Grandmother

Fists in the air, my tiny Taiwanese grandmother delighted in the sequins and showmanship of WrestleMania stars.

#families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #wrestling, #yoga

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A Birthday at the Cemetery

All I could think about was how quickly the first 40 years of my life had flown by and how nothing was guaranteed ahead.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam

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He’s 83, She’s 84, and They Model Other People’s Forgotten Laundry

The owners of a laundry shop in central Taiwan have become Instagram stars for posing in garments left behind.

#chang-wan-ji, #elderly, #eyebrows, #fashion-and-apparel, #grandparents, #hsu-sho-er, #instagram-inc, #laundry-and-laundromats, #models-professional, #photography, #taiwan

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When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren

At heart, estrangement from grandchildren reflects estrangement from adult children, the gatekeeper middle generation that can promote or deny access.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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Tilly Remembers Her Grandfather, Three Months On

More than 130,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. One of them was Craig Breimhorst.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I See the Worst of Myself in Her’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#cemeteries, #dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Pride Through Repetition

Coming out repeatedly to my grandmother with Alzheimer’s allowed me to fully embrace my queer identity.

#alzheimers-disease, #dating-and-relationships, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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Family Connection in a Teapot

My Tibetan family has a long history with tea. With many of us still largely sheltering in place because of the Covid-19 epidemic, now is an ideal moment to connect over a cup.

#buddhism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darjeeling-india, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #himalayas, #quarantines, #tea

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Meeting My Father for the First Time

When my sons ask me about their grandfather, I tell them the truth: He helped make me a better father. I learned from his mistakes.

#families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #grandparents, #parenting

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When Can Grandparents Meet the Newborn?

With precautions in place you may be able to see — and even hold — the newest addition to your family.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #grandparents, #parenting, #quarantines

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Finally, a Wedding. It Was About Time.

The author learned that loving is just as much about holding on as it is letting go.

#death-and-dying, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #weddings-and-engagements

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Making Stories of Struggle a Thing of the Past

As a black woman married to a brown woman, it is up to us, the parents of the next generation, to teach new lessons and continue to share our stories with our kids.

#black-people, #discrimination, #families-and-family-life, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grandparents, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

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When Parents Get Parented

The joys and challenges of living with grandparents during a pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #parenting, #quarantines

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Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.

#computers-and-the-internet, #decisions-and-verdicts, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #grandparents, #netherlands, #privacy, #social-media

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When Can I See My Grandkids?

The pandemic has separated many grandparents from their grandchildren. Here’s advice for safely reuniting your family’s oldest and youngest generations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #grandparents, #masks, #quarantines

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One More Relationship Tested by the Pandemic: Siblings

For many brothers and sisters, the coronavirus and its limits on relationships outside the home have upended their dynamics.

#coronavirus, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Burying My Bubby During the Pandemic

The coronavirus is a deep, dark life lesson in how to experience something awful while quietly leaning over to your neighbor and whispering, “Can you believe these schmucks?”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #rabbis

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A Coronavirus Blessing: We Were Together When My Grandmother Died

The small blessing of quarantine is that we were all together.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #grandparents, #love-emotion

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Now Is the Time to Ask Your Loved Ones About Their Lives

I’ve spent years collecting intimate interviews. Take it from me: A conversation about life’s big questions is the very definition of time well spent.

#archives-and-records, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #recording-equipment, #storycorps, #united-states

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The Persistence of May

In the season of rebirth, finding both the Virgin Mary and my grandmother, Mary Grace, among the Mother’s Day blossoms.

#children-and-childhood, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #grandparents, #mothers-day, #parenting

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Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation

With my compromised immunity, blowing kisses through the window is an act of love and hope.

#cancer, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #non-hodgkins-lymphoma, #quarantines, #radiation

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The Navajo Nation Is Facing the Coronavirus, Too

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

#albuquerque-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #electric-light-and-power, #epidemics, #grandparents, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quarantines, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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