1 of every four toys, 4 of every 10 children’s books, 1 of every 5 video games. 52 % of grandparents have contributed to grandchildren’s education
Today's grandparents are active
66% travel with their grandkids
55% play video games with their grandchildren
72% take care of their grandchildren on a regular basis
43% exercise or play sports
75% are online
45% are on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo!Groups
(Sources are American Grandparents Association, the Census Bureau and the MetLife Mature Life Foundation)
Late Boomers and Early Z'ers are young, active, and increasingly a grandparent. In fact, in 2014, one out of every four Americans is a grandparent…more people than all of France.
The average age a person becomes a grandparent in the US today is 50.Grandparents control approximately 75% of the personal wealth in the United States, and will spend $63.5B on grandchildren this year.
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