The Grands

The Grands
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children".
--- from the writings of Roots author Alex Haley

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lesley Stahl Talks Joys, Science Behind Grandparentiong

When "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl became a grandmother, she was struck by the "outsized sort of transcendent emotions" that seized her. Wanting to understand the transformative power her first grandchild seemed to have over her, she set out to learn how her experience matched with those of other women. The result was the bestselling book "Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of New Grandparenting," which she will discuss, in conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens, on April 6 for at New Trier High School's Northfield campus.
"It was a joy to write about," she said. "Grandparents want to talk about their grandchildren."
Stahl discovered that the role of grandparents has changed dramatically over time.
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