September 26, 2011
On September 19, on theÂ â€œAsk Dr. Annie Abramâ€ radio show my guest was Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D. Dr. Nemzoff is an author of â€œDon’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Childrenâ€ (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008). Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center.
During our interview Dr. Nemzoff pointed out that this generation of grandparents is redefining what grandparenting means. Granny sitting in the corner knitting is being replaced with a very active and involved person. Â Indeed with access to better health care and longer life spans, grandparents become great grandparents with some frequency.
Today we live in an innovational, not an industrial economy, and roles of family members have changed. Children are no longer responsible for â€œworking on the farm.â€ We are bringing up our children differently.