July 14, 2005

NYT: Umm, Thank Your Grandma

The NY Times reports on the increasing [?] phenomenon of grandparents "getting more involved" in their grandchildren's lives than was the norm in previous generations. And by "getting involved," they mean, "writing big checks" for things like tuitions, camp, houses...

"You'll have to ask my son whether he's comfortable having this in the newspaper," a Manhattan grandmother said.

That son said no; like many others in the middle generation, he did not want it known that he was not his family's sole support.

Financially-Set Grandparents Help Keep Families Afloat, Too [nyt]

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