The New Face of Grandparenting – Charlotte Today

The New Face of Grandparenting

Grandparents are in the news more than ever today. Some are caregivers, raising their grandkids while others are separated or estranged from them. What’s going on? Has the role of grandparents diminished or is it needed now more than ever?

Separated or Estranged

In a recent survey by the National Association for Grandparenting, many adults (23%) had no memories of their grandparents. They were either deceased before they were born, lived far away, or made no effort to connect.

We can’t do much about the first and distance is no excuse for not connecting, not when you can use tools like Skype, Zoom and Facetime. Even grandparents in the same geographic vicinity may not have a close relationship. Let’s find out more about grandparenting from my segment on Charlotte Today.