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What traditions do you have in your family? Share some of your traditions.
Fast Facts About Grandparents
- The average age of first-time grandparents is 48.
- About one-third of American adults are grandparents.
- The United States has 70 million grandparents, and the total will be 80 million by 2010 as the Baby Boom generation of 76 million people (born between 1946 and 1964) become grandparents.
- The number of children living with and/or being cared for by their grandparents has increased by 30 percent over the last decade.
- More than 6 percent of America’s children live with their grandparents today.
- America’s grandparents spend more than $30 billion a year on their grandkids, double what was spent a decade ago.
- In the past 30 years, the number of great-grandparents actively involved in their great-grandchildren’s lives has increased tenfold.
What advice have you received about life from your grandparents or older family members? They are usually filled with wonderful tidbits of information about everything!
Do you have a memory of a favorite food from a grandparent or special family member? What is the food? Who helped make it? Was it for any special occasion? Tell the story of a favorite food memory.
Grandparents always seem to have the best stories. Share a story that your grandparent told you or that your parents told you about your grandparents.
What do you call your grandparents? Click the picture above to view grandparents all around the world. Discuss how your grandparents got their names.
It’s been 10 years since the Columbine massacre. Bullying and social outcasting were some of the major reasons the incident ever occurred. Click here to read about one of the survivors today.
April 13, 2009 — Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover hanged himself last week, after enduring months of threats, harassment and anti-gay slurs. He would have turned 12 this Friday. Click the picture to read the article.