Grandparents

Seeing My Grandpa Was the Hardest Part About Coming Home

Ashleigh Davis | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Davis

I notice a difference in him immediately. His blue eyes are less focused, and he looks confused when he first sees me. As if he's thinking "I know that girl, but I just can't place her". His soft, wrinkled hands are shaky when he grasps mine in his, as I help him up from his chair. His smile is wide, but uncertain.

Time to Learn From Our Nation's Life Histories

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

Many of us will have fond memories of listening to our grandparents' tales of days gone by as we were growing up. Learning about my Grandma's experiences as a young bride in the war taught me lessons that will stay with me for life and probably created my love of history.

On Life, Death... And Grandmothers

Roberta Verdant | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

It's Autumn, well and truly. Equinox fell the weekend before last. Autumn is always new year in my heart. Not for me the arbitrariness of a new year in January when the Northern Hemisphere is in darkness. Rather, Autumn, when the air is full of life and death, possibilities and change. That's my new year.

The Journey Home

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My parents do not come up to London anymore, though it is less than 90 minutes from where they live. They used to have a vibrant life here. My mother would always be there on the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show with her big hat on, and went to museums, galleries and operas.

Britain's Oldest Prostitute: 'I Know I Am Still Very Sexy'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Traditional pastimes for grandmothers include gardening, baking, having coffee mornings with friends and supplying their grandchildren with endless cu...

Celebrating Families - International Families Day, May 15 2014

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

What has changed most for you in the last 20 years? Chances are, it's to do with family: maybe you have started one, or you are caring for one. Maybe you have gained new family members or you have suffered a loss? It's possible you are in a blended family situation, a single parent one, or your family has a dual income.

WARNING: This Video Might Make You Blub

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Warning: this video might make you blub. In a good way. Yes, we're not just about the LOLs here at Huff Post UK Comedy - we're also about the feelg...

Blame Granny

Sian Breslin | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

If your child is fat, blame granny (and I'm guessing also granddad!) For years you've dumped them on your aging parents, collected them when it suited you and now you can blame them for making your kids fat.

'What Big, Sad, Scary Prospects You Have, Ungrandma!" Non-Grandparents: What to Do About Our Futures?

Paula Coston | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, and have never had children - not my choice. Many of my same-age friends and family are preparing to enjoy the arrival of the next generation beyond, an experience that I'll no doubt take pleasure in by proxy, but still, that I'll miss out on for myself.

People and Things With Too Many Names

Neil Taylor | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Neil Taylor

If you're young or workshy enough to follow us on Twitter (you'll find us @TheWriter, kids), you might have seen us debating what you call the thing that comes and takes the rubbish (or trash) away. Yes, it's The Great Bin Lorry/Rubbish Wagon/Refuse Vehicle Debate...

Plus One Is Enough for Some: Prince William Doesn't Want Another Baby

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

With the milestones, why not celebrate with the village that surrounds George? "Post and boast" on social media platforms is out for the Royals, so printed and framed photographs of the nation's favourite grandchild for extended family can keep everyone involved in marking these occasions.

Help, Don't Judge - An Alternative Budget

Jenny A Allen | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

What might be better than a marriage tax allowance? For a start, what about increased access to relationship counselling? Something which might actually help save a struggling relationship. Unlike the proposed marriage tax break which even David Cameron acknowledges won't stop anyone from getting a divorce.

This Perfectly Sums Up Grandparents On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Grandparents: you've got to love them. Below sums up the perfect storm between grandparents wanting to get down with the kids and grappling with F...

South London Rapper Makes Thousands for Alzheimer's Charity

Phoebe Parke | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Phoebe Parke

Ryan 'Ragz-CV' Robinson managed to raise £4,000 for the Alzheimer's Society by selling an EP he recorded in his bedroom. The album was produced and inspired by his 74-year-old granddad and fuses both Ryan and his granddad's musical styles into what they call jazz-hip hop...

Reflections on a Gift of Aging- Grandparenthood

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

This week the most glorious event occurred in my life. I became a grandmother. I have a new title, a new role, a new position in my family and in society. But what lies behind the letters in the title and the position on the family tree is an explosion of love.

PICS: Kids' Drawings Of Their Grandparents Are Brought To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Comedy

"We are living in a rapidly ageing society. A majority regards this as a negative development," writes Yoni Lefévre, a Dutch designer working in the ...

Would You Live With Your Great Grandma?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A Tory minister has pointed the finger at Britain's grandmas for contributing to the nation's housing crisis. Nick Boles said that families with gr...

What Are Your Rights As A Grandparent

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Often the reason for lack of access for Grandparents is divorce, where perhaps one parent is denying contact through no fault of the grandparent. Sometimes a family dispute or a disagreement over the child's upbringing can be the cause.

Grandma - A Danger to Your Child's Health

Frank Furedi | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Furedi

It is official - your grandma is a risk to your child's health. You may regard your grandparents as the perfect solution to your child-care problems. But watch out! Research shows that those indulgent old dears ceaselessly feed your kids with treats and unwittingly turn them into obese children.

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids

Margaret Manning | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Grandparents are often more patient and forgiving with their grandchildren than the grandchildren's own parents. This is often the result of having a better perspective and longer experience in raising young ones.

Where the Hell is the Quality Movement in Genealogy?

Scott Phillips | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

I have encountered many pundits screaming the demand that all genealogy MUST be shared, open, and available to all (no, it does not). Funny they never care about the quality of what gets shared. I encountered many others just screaming anything in an effort to simply grow the pool of potential money for themselves.

'The Great Apple Pie Scam'

Charlie Webster | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Webster

Worldwide there are 35 million people with dementia - these numbers are set to double in the next 20 years. A shocking statistic, but it is a reality.

Third Of Grandparents Are Lonely, Age UK Survey Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly a third of grandparents only see their grandchildren once a month - or even less frequently - according to a survey released today. The stud...

Grandparents - The Solution Not the Problem

Ian Linden | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Linden

The surprising thing is that most religious leaders, even in parts of the world where the family is "extended" sometimes beyond breaking point, adopt the default definition. Whether in Friday khutba or Sunday preaching, Synagogue or Temple, you will be lucky to hear the word "grandparents" in a sermon on the family.

Five-Year-Old And Grandfather Drowned On Portugal Beach Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather, who drowned off a Portuguese beach after being dragged into the sea by waves, were named...