Grandparents

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 06.04.2015 | 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 27.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 25.02.2015 | 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.

Time to Learn From Our Nation's Life Histories

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 22.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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...