grandparent grandparent  /ˈɡrænd ˌpɛ rənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a parent of your father or mother

Usage(s):

  1. Generational ties matter, and grandparents are finding new ways to play starring roles in the lives of their grandchildren.
  2. That can leave grandparents confused, with few places to turn for advice.
  3. Grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham pose with Obama's mother Ann in a photograph probably taken in the 1950s.

News

  1. Family Life: How to help your children get ready for kindergarten

    Here are some tips for parents worried about what and how much their children should know before they enter kindergarten. By CHELSEY BYERS As I was gearing up to write my article this month, I read an article by my co-worker, Cara Allen, that I wanted to share. If you are a parent, grandparent, or childcare provider of a child entering into kindergarten next fall, you might want to read on to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  2. How to help your children get ready for kindergarten

    As I was gearing up to write my article this month, I read an article by my co-worker, Cara Allen, that I wanted to share. If you are a parent, grandparent, or childcare provider of a child entering into kindergarten next fall, you might want to read on to help them prepare. Many parents worry about what and how much their children should know before they enter kindergarten. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Champaign News-Gazette

  3. Should young children attend family funerals?

    Question: I have 8-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. Their only remaining grandparent is in end stage cancer, with only a...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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Quotes

  1. "She has seen a lot happen and change in our country," said Clinton. "Not everyone is as lucky to have their mother or father or grandparent with them as we are."
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Forbes

  2. "Nicolas Sarkozy, who only had one French grandparent in total, is perhaps not the best qualified to represent France and the French people as the president should," Le Pen told France-2 television.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Jean-Marie Le Pen Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "Sporadic autism is the more common form of the disease, and even the inherited form might derive from a mutation that occurred in a parent or grandparent," explained Wigler.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Michael Wigler Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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