Grandparents in a Digital Age

Instead of leaving him with an irresponsible father, the grandfather returns and
takes his grandson back. ... I'm Glamma.”36 The two support each other with
advice: Janey teaches Grandma about popular culture, and Grandma offers
constant optimism. ... 37 The grandparents on these journeys become surrogate
parents, cheerleaders, and best friends, and they ultimately change as a ... She
provides caretaking duties for him and makes him meals, and he teaches her
video games ...

Grandparents in a Digital Age

This book examines the changing depictions of grandparent culture from “old” to “hip” through celebrity grandparents, new forms of communication between grandparents and grandchildren, emerging rituals in grandparenting, the marketing of grandparenting as a new life stage, and the impact of the commodification of grandparenting on our culture.