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Old 03-31-2020, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Why is this an appropriate topic for parenting?

And all it will lead to is a rush of judgmental posts and people getting angry.
I don't know. Didn't seem to be a better forum for it.
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:11 PM
 
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John Tyler, the 10th president of the US was born in 1790. Two of his grandsons are still living!

https://www.considerable.com/enterta...ler-grandsons/
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:31 PM
 
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President John Tyler, born in 1790, had two living grandchildren in 2017

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/artic...ving-grandsons
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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John Tyler, the 10th president of the US was born in 1790. Two of his grandsons are still living!

https://www.considerable.com/enterta...ler-grandsons/
That is astonishing!
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:51 PM
 
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Just wonder what you think about this. I know many grandparents who are 35-40 years older than their grandchild. But my parents are 90 years older than our youngest child...

Is it as odd as it seems?.
To know if it's odd, I'd have to know your age & age of the child.

If you had a child at 45, and your parents had you at 45, & your child is a newborn, well, that's 90 years. Your family has kids late in life, I'd say.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:14 AM
 
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President John Tyler, born in 1790, had two living grandchildren in 2017

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/artic...ving-grandsons
It appears they're both still alive.

Really astonishing.
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:26 AM
 
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I have met people who had a child at 17-18-19-20, and their child did the same. Not too common but it does happen.
When I was a social worker I had a grandmother in my caseload who was 28 when her grandchild was born. She was a mother at 14 and her daughter followed suit and had a baby at 14. Neither of them was any good at parenting and the grandchild ended up in foster care. Sad.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:54 AM
 
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An amazing story - these men have you all beat. There are also many other references to these Tyler men on "Google."



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGiL2PgC17A
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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That is a very large gap yeah I'd say. The age gap between my younger sister and my oldest grandparent is 54 years which I'd think is about average.
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Old 04-16-2020, 02:52 PM
 
Location: The Midwest
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I don't know anyone who became a grandparent before the age of 40. Even 45 is rare. Seems like 50-75 is the typical spread in my world. I don't think there's anything wrong with becoming a grandparent at 90, per se, it's just unusual.

I am 53 and my oldest is 24 (and youngest is 17) -- I don't think I'll be getting grandchildren for at least a few more years. My mom first became a grandparent at 51 and was 65 when her youngest grandchild was born.
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