A Dysfunctional Family: What Are a Grandchild's Rights?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Olga Levancuka

Raising a question that is rarely addressed... A woman was raised in a dysfunctional family. When she was a baby, she was physically and psychologica...

Couple Who 'Adopted' Son At Birth Told By Judges To Return Boy To Birth Family

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents

A married couple who were close to adopting a baby , who they have been looking after since he was born, have been told by high court judges nearly on...

Appreciate These Days With Your Kids - The Look That Says it All

Aimee Foster | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

It's the look that says, I remember the days when my house was full of dirty dishes, toys, children's artwork, muddy footprints, clutter and mess. I remember the noise being at such a level that I couldn't hear myself think.

Grandchildren and the Digital Divide - Does It Exist? I don't think so!

Diana Moran | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Diana Moran

The talking part of the relationship is, of course, the most important. Along with making sure there are cakes available at every visit, a decent amount of pocket money and the occasional 'naughty' treat - surely, that's what we're here for as grandparents isn't it?

Do Grandparents Have a Right to See Their Grandchildren?

Alan Cairns | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents
Alan Cairns

Grandparents can be extremely useful to new parents in offering advice, emotional support and free childcare, but a growing number of them are frustrated by a lack of access to their grandchildren, typically shut out due to a breakdown in family relations.

Grandparents Play Adorable Prank On Gamer Grandson

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This Redditor's grandparents know how everyone views the elderly - as oblivious to tech as possible. They decided use it to their advantage and play a...

Grandfather's Adorable Reaction To Pregnancy Announcement Caught On Hidden Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

Grandfathers usually tend to be a lot less emotional when it comes to baby news. So - we just can't get enough of this super sweet video of a coupl...

Never Forget: Children in Care Also Have Grandparents

Martin Barrow | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Martin Barrow

One of my fondest childhood memories is of clambering over rocks along the undercliff with my grandfather one gloriously sunny day during school holidays. My family emigrated when I was still a child, so I spent too little time with him and did not know him well. He had passed away by the time I returned to the UK as a young man.

Grandmas Try (And Fail) To Define Slang Terms

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If we needed further proof that kids these days talk codswallop, then this is it. A gaggle of grandmas were asked by Elite Daily LABS to define an ...

Heroic Six-Year-Old Saves Grandpa's Life After Jet Ski Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A six-year-old boy from Alabama has been hailed as a "true hero" after he saved his grandfather's life. The pair were on a jet ski when a sharp tur...

Grandmas Play 'F*ck, Marry Or Kill' And It's Got Us In Stitches

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's something a little unnerving, yet equally hilarious, about hearing your grandma swear. (Or someone else's grandma, for that matter.) When E...

Weddings With a Baby: A Guide

Annie Ridout | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Ridout

Firstly, don't do it. Leave the baby with grandparents, a childminder, your neighbour, the local shopkeeper; anyone who's free. But if none of these options are a goer - if, for instance, your sister is getting married and has vaguely assigned the role of flower girl to your not-quite-walking daughter - you'll have to bring them with you.

Teen Invites Grandfather To Prom (And Her Reason For Doing So Is The Cutest)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It was her first high school prom at Albertville High School in Alabama. But rather than inviting any old boy from her class, Joy Webb had other pl...

The Other Side of Grandparent Estrangement

Becca Bland | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Becca Bland

About six months ago, I visited my elderly grandmother in her care home. I'd not seen her in years, too many to excuse really. This was partly as a result of my estrangement with key figures in my family.

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Generation

Beth Britton | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Children often notice more than adults give them credit for. If a relative is living with dementia, there may be a need to explain to a child about particular symptoms or why that person can no longer do something that they used to do.

Heartwarming Moment Girl Surprises Grandma By Wearing Her Vintage Dress To Prom

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When her grand daughter stepped out to show off her prom dress, this proud grandma never could've imagined she'd be staring back at an old friend... ...

How Grandparents Are the Unlikely Lifeline for Working Parents - But at What Cost to Them in Their Golden Years?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Grandparents are supposed to have the pleasure of playing with their grandkids, then handing them back. But these days, with the rising cost of childcare, it's like they are being parents all over again.

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

Not All Grandparents Should Have the Legal Right to a Relationship With Their Grandchildren

Becca Bland | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becca Bland

The legal right to have contact with grandchildren bypasses the hard work needed to fix relationships in family breakdown. It is a cheap way to avoid facing the idea that the grandparent might have had a part to play in the breakdown of the situation, and could be partly responsible for amicable contact becoming withheld in the first place.

It Takes a Village: The Beauty of Grandparents

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

I like my own company and time by myself. But that's not always possible with children knocking around (dear, sweet children that they are). Oh, but it IS possible, thanks to the wonderful human beings that are... grandmothers.

Don't Let Dementia Lead to Isolation This Christmas

Liam Beattie | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

This Christmas thousands of people across the country will be alone; they won't be alone in the conventional sense of not having a place stay, or people to look out for them: they will face exclusion because of an illness that can change the very person they used to be.

Time to Care for Our Caring Grandparents

Stephen Burke | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Burke

Grandparents and family carers are unsung heroes. They do the right thing and step in to care for children, keeping them out of care, usually in very difficult circumstances and at great personal cost.

Are Grandparents Great Big Sugar Pushers?

Kim Chambers | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

The problems occur when children come home, bloodstreams pumping with sugar overload. When those sugar levels rapidly drop the tantrums and meltdowns begin, and mum and dad suffer through the fallout. This is what irks parents most: the fallout.

You're Not Alone If You Use Your Parents As Childcare

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're struggling to find childcare for your little 'un then why not make like the rest of the UK and call in the troops grandparents? According...

Seeing My Grandpa Was the Hardest Part About Coming Home

Ashleigh Davis | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.