They're called \\\"grand\\\" for a reason. Here's how to celebrate grandparents by keeping them involved in your child's life.

What to Do When Grandma Feeds the Kids Junk

When to speak up--and when to let it slide.

What to Do About Uninvolved Grandparents

If your mom and dad aren't as involved in your kid's life as you'd like, it's time to find out what may be going on and face what you can (and can't) change about it.

How to Deal with Pushy Parents (Yours!)

Grandparents love doling out unsolicited advice -- and not all of it is bad (really). But here's what to do when their constant suggestions start to get on your nerves.

The Grandparent Trap

You can't knock free babysitting, but sometimes parents overstep boundaries in their efforts to help. We solve the new problems you may face with your folks.

Notes from a New Grandma

A new baby turns parents' lives upside down. Grandparents, too, must adjust to their new roles, and there are usually a few missteps and lessons learned along the way.

Granny as Nanny

Who better to care for your child? No need to check references, and the price is right! But consider a few things before asking a family member to be your chief babysitter.

Grandparents May Live Longer if They Help Out With Grandkids (Seriously!)

New research offers another reason to call Grandma and Grandpa the next time you need help with the kids.

Hiring Grandma

The pros and cons of having your mom as baby's caregiver.

These Photos Capture the Beautiful Bond Between Kids and Their Grandparents

Photographer Ivette Ivens introduces a new heartwarming project called "Generations," which features stunning raw images of her kids with her parents.

When Grandma Is "Mommy"

When her grandson first came to live with her, Anita Andren didn't have the parental rights to even get him medical attention. But once she became his legal guardian, things got easier. She shares the challenges--and joys--of raising children the second time around.

Keeping Grandma from "Buying" Her Love

Jan Faull, MEd, on helping grandparents curb their grandchild spending sprees.

Grandma's Priceless Reaction To Baby Announcement

Jim's mom had been hoping for a grandchild for a long time. Watch her priceless reaction when she hears the good news.

Babyproofing Your Home: Grammy's House

It's never a bad idea to double-check grandma and grandpa's house for any potential safety hazards. Make sure little ones aren't getting into something they shouldn't and beware of any decor that's not child friendly. Follow these child safety tips to help baby proof the house and keep your child safe while visiting his grandparents.

A Most Important Family Bond

What it means to be a grandparent in the 21st century.

Grandparents Get a Life

Has anyone noticed that if you want your busy parents to come and bake cookies with your kids you practically need to make an appointment? Grandparents have changed since you were growing up. Read about how and why here.

How to Live With Meddling Abuelos

Sharing the same house with grandparents can be a boon for families looking to connect on a deeper level--until they interfere with your parenting choices.

Grandkids May Make Us Live Longer, Study Says

A new study says a gene variant may explain why grandparents live long lives.

4 Hints on Being a Gracious Grandparent

Jan Faull, MEd, gives grandparents basic tenets to respect when it comes to their children's children.

"My Mother Is Spoiling My Kids!"

Advice on grandparents who spoil their grandkids.

Is Grandma Spoiling Your Kids?

Have gift-giving grandparents gone out of control? Are the kids getting too greedy? Expert advice for one mother who is faced with such questions.

7 Ways to Help Your Parents Adjust to Grandparenthood

In many ways, being a new grandparent is as life-changing as being a new parent. By being sensitive to their needs, they'll be more likely to appreciate yours.

Keeping Grandma and Grandpa Close

Three inspiring stories of families who have found creative ways for grandparents and grandchildren to remain close.


Grandparents play an important role in your baby's life. Here are some common issues you may encounter.

Relating to Grandparents

Your parenting confuses them. Their advice drives you crazy.

The Line Between Loving and Spoiling

I sing an ode to grandparents.

Should Abuela Be Your Babysitter?

She loves your kids as her own and will do anything for you, but is Grandma the right person to be your babysitter?