Becoming a Grandparent

Whether you are becoming a first time grandparent with all the excitement and joy, or have settled into the role of grandmother or grandfather and are trying to navigate the travails and the opportunities you have as a grandparent to impact the lives of your grandchildren, our grandparenting section of the Starts at 60 Retirement Guide is packed with information.

We’ve got real-life stories from grandparents struggling with a wide range of issues, things to do with your grandchildren when they come to visit, and important information for grandparent carers too.

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The latest news, views, explainers and community stories about becoming a grandparent and grandparenting today

Her call for help was met with much support from fellow grans. Source: Getty Images.
Study shows that support from a maternal grandmothers can have far reaching benefits for kids as they face life's challenges. Source: Getty Images.
The online community has united in support of a retired grandmother after her daughter made an unreasonable demand. Source: Getty Images.
The grandmother explained that she and her husband have been married for nearly 16 years now, and her granddaughter is almost two. Source: Getty Images.
Grandparents reveal their secrets to keep the grandkids entertained.
Whether you're looking for simple activities or more involved projects, there are endless ways to enjoy this special time with your family. Source: Getty Images.
Her plight struck a chord with members of the online community, who offered empathetic responses and practical advice. Source: Getty Images.
People came forward with tips and suggestions to help her keep up with her beloved grandkids. Source: Getty Images.
Grandmother expresses concern over losing freedom to grandkids. Source: Getty Images.
Messages of support flooded in from sympathetic grandparents, offering valuable advice to navigate this delicate family situation. Source: Getty Images.
"The other Nana is very competitive and makes me feel not good enough even though I have a lovely relationship with our sons child". Source: Getty Images.
A grandmother has shared her concern about her grandchildren "using the same spoon and cup at the same time". Source: Getty Images.
As the grandmother shared her concerns online, a wave of support flooded in from fellow users, all echoing a common sentiment – that burdening one person with the responsibility of all five grandchildren isn't fair. Source: Getty Images.
Becoming a grandparent is a life-changing experience that brings a unique set of emotions and challenges. Source: Getty Images.
Have you encountered the phenomenon of granimosity? Source: Getty Images.
An ER doctor has described her top five gifts to avoid giving the kids this year to avoid a stressful trip to the emergency room these holidays. Source: Getty Images.
In celebration of Grandparents Day, we spoke to the Starts at 60 community to find out why this phase in life is so incredible. Source: Getty Images.
It's important to acknowledge not only the distinctive contributions you bring as a grandparent but also to grasp the essential strategies and insights needed to effectively fulfill this significant role Source: Getty Images.
By understanding their world, sharing laughs, giving them space, and evolving together, you can ensure your best moments with your grandchild are yet to come. Source: Getty Images.