Indian Couple Sue Their Son for Not Giving Them a Grandchild

A couple in India are demanding that their son and daughter-in-law have a child or pay them $650,000 in damages. “This is an Indian parent thing,” their lawyer said.

#elderly, #grandparents, #haridwar-india, #india, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Prince Harry Puts Noses Out of Joint With Comments About the Queen

The prince, in Europe for the Invictus Games, visited his grandmother then told the “Today” show that he wanted to make sure “she’s protected.”

#buckingham-palace, #charles-prince-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #grandparents, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families

‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good.

Our society is making room for different family structures.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pew-research-center, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-nations

What the ‘Active Grandparent Hypothesis’ Tells Us About Aging Well

The need for healthy, active grandparents who can help with child-rearing may be encoded in our genes.

#diabetes, #elderly, #exercise, #grandparents, #longevity

Tiny Love Stories: ‘A Child I’ll Never Meet’

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

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

Silent Films Offer Rare Glimpses of Life in 1920s Ireland

Shot by an American ornithologist in the early years of Irish independence, the footage turned up in the archives of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and is being restored.

#birds, #chicago-ill, #chicago-academy-of-sciences, #cork-ireland, #county-cork-ireland, #county-kerry-ireland, #dingle-ireland, #galway-ireland, #grandparents, #ireland, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #san-francisco-calif, #united-states

Do You Have a Story About Seeing Your Parent Differently?

The Modern Love Podcast wants to hear about a time your perception of your parent(s) changed.

#grandparents, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parenting

Over 120,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary Caregiver to Covid-19, Study Says

New findings showed wide racial disparities among those whose caregivers had died during the pandemic.

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

I Had My First Child at 45. Here’s What I Learned.

A little empathy goes a long way, and people are going to judge.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #parenting

How to Stay Close to Grandkids Who Have a Busy Schedule

You can stay close and connected by creating one-on-one moments, and participating in their interests.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents

‘Grandfamily’ Housing Caters to Older Americans Raising Children

Intergenerational communities are sprouting up as the need grows for homes that suit aging adults and their young charges.

#affordable-housing, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #grandparents, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #oregon, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states

Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #buses, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #grandparents, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

A World War II Spy Didn’t Live to Tell Her Tale. Her Great-Great-Niece Will.

In her book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

#all-the-frequent-troubles-of-our-days-the-true-story-of-the-american-woman-at-the-heart-of-the-german-resistance-to-hitler-book, #archives-and-records, #berlin-germany, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #donner-rebecca, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fish-harnack-mildred, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #little-brownco, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The Family That Buys Together Stays Together

Seismic shifts in how families live and work, brought on by the pandemic, are creating a surge of baby boom households with multiple generations.

#baby-boomers, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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